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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
4 Aug 2008 Male 30 Novice Joint Services Centre
United Kingdom


Paraglider


Student landed awkwardly while doing PLF training. On mats on grass.

Fr scapula
3 Aug 2008 Male 27 Advanced Pilot Chabre
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Aeros
Combat

During competition pilot encountered severe lee-side turbulence. Glider (with lowered sprogs) went weightless and folded. Pilot deployed (34sqm) emergency chute and landed fast but in trees.

none
1 Aug 2008 Male 50 FLPA Roshe, Cornwall
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Paramania
Revolution

Engine:

Parajet
Macro

At 400ft pilot parked brakes to adjust trimmers. He then hit turbulence causing the motor to move forward allowing the prop to touch the right brake. This wound on and the prop shattered damaging the cage. The brake then released allowing a safe landing.

none
31 Jul 2008 Male 41 Novice Limerstone
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Wave

Student went off line slightly on landing and landed heavily.

Fr finger
27 Jul 2008 Female 54 Novice Saddlecombe
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Atom

Student landed heavily without flaring having encountered buoyant air while on low hop flight.

Fr ankle and spr ankle.
27 Jul 2008 Male 49 Pilot Rowl Gate
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Nova

Pilot flew into a tree then fell through branches and hit a wall.

Fr tib and fib
26 Jul 2008 Male 50 Novice Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Mojo

Student forgot to flare on landing.

Fr Ankle
23 Jul 2008 Male Club Pilot United Kingdom

Paraglider
Icaro
Incanto

After experiencing some unusual flight behaviour, pilot had glider checked and found several lines were up to 45mm longer than spec. Glider fine now re-trimmed.

none
21 Jul 2008 Male 52 Pilot Bell Hill
United Kingdom
32-40 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Aeros
Discus

Pilot nosed in glider having caught base bar in crop on landing. Conditions known to be gusty, turbulent and windy.

Strained arm
15 Jul 2008 Male 29 Club Pilot Col de la Forclaz
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Kiss

Pilot had mid air with another paraglider while thermalling.

none
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 29 May 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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