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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

This page lists all BHPA incident reports (informal investigations) available on this website. You can view all incident reports, or filter reports by Hang Gliding, Powered Hang Gliding, Paragliding, Paramotoring or Parascending. The incident report database can also be searched.

If a "formal investigation" has been undertaken into one of the incidents listed below, a link to the relevant formal report will be displayed below the incident date.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
28 Aug 2010 Male 43 Staddon Heights
United Kingdom
35-40 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Rush

Pilot attempted to launch from area in turbulence due to strong, gusty winds. Pilot was immediately lifted 15 to 20m into the air where he suffered an asymmetric collapse. The glider then turned and dived into the hill.

22 Aug 2010 Male 51 Club Pilot Chabre
France
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Solar Wings
Scandal

Pilot misjudged approach and landed downwind.

Bruising to face and arms
21 Aug 2010 Male 67 Advanced Pilot Bigsteer
United Kingdom
35-40 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Avian
Cheetah 166

Pilot encountered turbulence on approach and was unable to control glider resulting in crash landing.

Fr vertebrae, ribs and thumb.
19 Aug 2010 Male 48 Club Pilot Hill Farm Fransham
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Ariel Arts
Clubman

Pilot misjudged approach and heavily in wrong field.

cuts and bruises to arms and face
18 Aug 2010 Male 37 Club Pilot Tinto South
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bolero

Pilot got into difficulties in strong wind and was seen to drift back over top of hill where he subsequently crashed.

Back injuries
15 Aug 2010 Male 42 Pilot Aonach Mor
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova

Pilot encountered unexpected sink on approach and turned sharply to avoid parked cars. Glider stalled and pilot landed heavily.

Fr Vertebra
10 Aug 2010 Male 63 Pilot Disgwylfa Fawr
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Boomerang sport

Pilot hit sink on approach and was not able to get legs down before harness struck rock hidden by the grass.

Fr Vertebra
8 Aug 2010 Male 42 Advanced Pilot Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Axis
Vega 2

Pilot suffered mid-air collision with another paraglider. Luckily, both landed safely as contact was minimal.

None
8 Aug 2010 Male 49 Advanced Pilot N Ireland
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Foot (Forward)


Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on approach.

Fr Vertebrae
27 Jul 2010 Male 48 Pilot Harlech
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Nova
Ibex

Pilot did not manage to get airborne in prevailing conditions and crashed into wall at end of launch area.

Fractured heel and wrist.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 February 2018 at 04:30:11 AM

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