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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports received by the BHPA are available in summary form on this page. If you're looking for reports of formal investigations undertaken in the case of a serious incident, please visit our Incident Reports (formal investigations) page.

Incident reports are available in summary form for the following wing types:

Incident reports for paraglider wings are displayed below in summary form.

The BHPA incident reports database is fully searchable. To refine your search you can specify a particular wing type and select "or" or "and". For example, if you want to search for paraglider incidents at Hay Bluff, for best search results select paraglider from the drop down list and the "and" option.

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If available, total hours flown and hours flown in the previous six months are included below, with the latter displayed in brackets.

There are 2349 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
20.08.2002 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP



Sourton,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Octane

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Fr tibia, fr fibula, (fracture below the knee and spiral fracture above the ankle).
18.08.2002 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
CP



Nont Sarah,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Sepk

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Model aircraft collided with the paragliders lines causing a permanent asymmetric collapse. The pilot was able to land safely.

18.08.2002

Mod North Luffenham,
UK
Paraglider During vehicle tow launch the Land Rover struck a concealed concrete block causing tensio reader to be propelled forward striking his cheek.

Lh face bruised cheek bone
18.08.2002 Male

Age:
66



North Luffenham,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Harley
988

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Students feet slipped forward on landing resulting in him landing on his backside.

Pulled back muscles
15.08.2002

Muggery Bottom,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider Student dislocated shoulder whilst pracising PLF.

Dislocated shoulder
14.08.2002

Muggery,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student jumped into the seat whilst launching, slipped and fell over.

Suspected twisted ankle
13.08.2002 Female

Age:
43

Rating:
CP



Beer Head,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot flying in the presence of orographic cloud encountered rising air that she found difficult to exit. Managed to lose height by applying speed bar and big ears. .

09.08.2002 Male

Rating:
CP



North Luffenham,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sportlite

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Spinnaker release failed to operate during tow launch despite several attempts.

06.08.2002 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
P



Perranporth,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bandit

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot performing low level wing overs impacted the hill.

Broken pelvis (open book) dislocated elbow, torn bladder.
03.08.2002 Male

Age:
38



High Edge- Training Field,
UK
Paraglider Student injured neck whilst attempting PLF from kneeling position.

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Last updated: 7 December 2023

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