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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.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
18 Apr 2010 Female 35 Under training Muggery
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Karma

Student gave excessive input causing glider to turn sharply. On hands up recovery glider surged and student struck slope.

Bruised back
18 Apr 2010 Male 35 Under training Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Sky
Fides

Student slipped while doing forward launch. Broke small bone in foot.

Fr foot
18 Apr 2010 Male 49 Club Pilot Crete Road, Folkestone
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Wave

Pilot decided to slope land having lost height in light conditions. Came in faster than expected and put hand out to break fall.

Fr fingers
18 Apr 2010 Male 47 Under training Wetton Hill
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Icaro
Cyber 2+

Student allowed glider to overshoot on forward launch and glider pulled student over on to shoulder.

Fr collar bone
17 Apr 2010 Male 44 Under training Kennel farm
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Apco
Fiesta 2

At 20ft on a low level, self release training flight, student panicked and pulled both brakes causing a stall.

Fr sternum, fr rib and elbow
15 Apr 2010 Female 32 Club Pilot Col de Forclaz
France
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mojo 3

Pilot misjudged altitude having encountered sink while crossing lake at Annecy. Landed in tree.

none
14 Apr 2010 Male 43 Club Pilot Plan Fait
France
0-11 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mojo 2

Pilot made poor approach and made aggressive low turn in attempt to make landing area. Glider stalled and pilot landed heavily.

Fr wrist, shoulder and rib
9 Apr 2010 Male 34 Club Pilot Pen Cerrig
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Paratech
P45

On slope landing pilots leg struck gorse bush concealing a rock.

Leg and ankle fractures
4 Apr 2010 Male 42 Club Pilot Kovek, Slovenia
Slovenia
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Airborne

On final approach pilot hit turbulence while on uprights. Both harness buckles opened then the zip became undone. Pilot landed safely. Later inspection found buckles could release under load.

none
28 Mar 2010 Male 62 Pilot Big fat repack
United Kingdom





Pilot found parachute impossible to deploy at BFR when it had been ok previously. Discovered it had rotated in harness causing jam. Solved by changing position of deployment handle from centre loop to side loop on deployment bag.

none
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 13 December 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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