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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.

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

Incident reports for all wing types 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 3191 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
Incident Reports

Date
10.01.2001

Pilot
Male

Age:
39

Location
Buachaille Etive Mor,
UK

Conditions:
Turbulent

Wing Type
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)

Summary
Reports from the Scottish press of two PGs suffering collapses whilst flying in the Glencoe area.

Injury
Cuts and bruises


Date
10.01.2001

Pilot
Male

Location
Buachaille Etive Mor,
UK

Conditions:
Turbulent

Wing Type
Paraglider

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)

Summary
Reports from the Scottish press of two PGs suffering collapses whilst flying in the Glencoe area.

Injury
Fractured leg


Date
07.01.2001

Pilot
Male

Age:
57

Rating:
AP

Location
Unknown

Wing Type
Unknown


Summary
Pilot hit tree - no details.

Injury
Fr leg, fr finger, concussion.


Date
28.12.2000

Pilot
Male

Age:
36

Location
Buckingham Palace,
UK

Wing Type
Powered PG

Launch Type:
Powered

Summary
Paramotor pilot (Non BHPA member) landed his aircraft in the grounds of Buck Palace.

Injury
None


Date
25.12.2000

Pilot
Female

Age:
24

Location
Macher,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable

Wing Type
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)

Summary
During ground handliing trim problem discovered. It was found that c and d lines had shrunk by 10mm.

Injury
No injuries


Date
15.12.2000

Pilot
Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP

Location
Devils Dyke,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady

Wing Type
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)

Summary
The pilot made his approach to top landing too far back and with insufficient airspeed the glider stalled through the wind gradient.

Injury
Fractures of both arms (humerus).


Date
15.12.2000

Pilot
Male

Age:
32

Rating:
P

Location
Devils Dyke,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady

Wing Type
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Axon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)

Summary
Paraglider pilot heard shouting during a soaring flight he turned to look behind at the moment that a hang gliders wing tip clipped the back of his harness. Both pilots landed safely.

Injury
None


Date
05.11.2000

Pilot
Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP

Location
Frinton,
UK

Wind Strength:
40-48 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts

Wing Type
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Enterprise
Combat

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)

Summary
Broken clip supplied for examination. Glider negatively loaded during rigging - loud bang heard after launch - Pilot managed to land safely and discovered that the vb limiter strap has become detached due to a distorted clip.

Injury
None


Date
01.10.2000

Pilot
Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP

Location
Llantysellio,
UK

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent

Wing Type
Paraglider

Wing:
ADG
Tigra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)

Summary
Paraglider launched into very strong turbulent conditions and was immediately blown back over launch - he attempted to land but was dragged back over the hill.

Injury
Compression fracture of two vertebrae. sprained ankle


Date
04.09.2000

Pilot
Unknown
Location
Milk Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady

Wing Type
Paraglider

Summary
No details.

Injury
Possible fr collarbone

Last updated: 22 July 2024

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