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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

Submit Incident Report

It is a legal requirement and your duty as a BHPA member to report air incidents.

Fatal or potentially fatal incidents must be reported to the BHPA, Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) and Police imediately.

Serious incidents should be reported to the BHPA as soon as possible and in all cases an incident report should be submitted to the BHPA and EHPU within 48 hours using the following form.

If you require guidance on how to complete this form, please contact a BHPA Technical Officer.

BHPA Technical Officers:
BHPA Office: 0116 289 4316 or office@bhpa.co.uk
AAIB (24 hours): 01252 512299

Please report an incident you have witnessed or been involved in if it:

  • Involves injury, whether to participants or others
  • Involves damage to property, third party or not
  • May give rise to an insurance or legal claim
  • Involves non-standard equipment or techniques
  • Involves failed or malfunctioned equipment
  • Highlights safety points or was unusual
  • Is something you feel the sport may learn from

Submitting an incident report

The BHPA incident reporting system has now been replaced by a pan European system hosted by the European Hang Gliding and Paragliding Union (EHPU).

Please provide as much information as possible, and use the "Continue" and "Back" buttons at the bottom of the form to move to the next or previous page.

NB. The "Reset" button will clear all data entered.

When you submit an on-line incident report form you automatically grant permission for the information disclosed to be stored electronically and in paper records by the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA) and the European Hang Gliding and Paragliding Union (EHPU) for the purposes of recording and analysing accidents and incidents.

For further information about how the BHPA uses the information submitted in incident reports, please review our Privacy Policy. For further information about the EHPU's Privacy and Security Policies please contact the EHPU.

Please use the following link to open the EHPU Incident Report Form:
Submit Incident Report (opens in a new window)