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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
25 Apr 2008 Male 48 Pilot Monte Grappa
Italy
8-16 km/h
Variable


Airwave
Sport 3

Pilot got caught out by severe gust front but was eventually able to land uninjured despite being dragged.

none
9 Apr 2008 Female 57 Pilot Mt Caburn
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Golden 24

Pilot failed to carry out pre-flight check and took off without chest/leg straps fastened. On instruction from ground, pilot released controls and hooked arms over harness. Landed safely.

none
9 Apr 2008 Male 67 Pilot Butser Hill
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Rocket

Pilot misjudged turn and landed heavily.

Mild concussion, bruising.
8 Apr 2008 Male 42 Novice Usk airstrip
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Advance
Alpha 4

Student went off-line during hand tow. Line released and student landed awkwardly.

Sprained ankle
3 Apr 2008 Male 50 Novice Nigels Ridge
Morocco
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Mac
Muse 2

Student had small asymmetric collapse on launch run. Recovered but attempted to take off with insufficient airspeed.

concussion, scrapes, bruises.
18 Mar 2008 Male 46 Club Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bolero Plus

Pilot mushed glider into land but glider stalled then spun from about 2m. Pilot landed heavily.

Fr arm
13 Mar 2008 Male 52 Club Pilot Rhossili
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Independence
Merlin

Pilot suffered asymmetric at low level.

Fr vertebrae, fr rib.
1 Mar 2008 Male 58 FLPA United Kingdom 0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Paramania
Revolution 26

Engine:

PAP
ROS 100

Pilot heard noise and turned to see that prusik loop holding wing tip steering line had slipped allowing line to contact prop causing damage to the line. Pilot landed safely and removed both lines.

none
29 Feb 2008 Male 41 Novice Agregour
Morocco
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Buzz

Student misjudged approach and crashed into disused building at end of landing area.

Fr legs, fr pelvis
17 Feb 2008 Female 26 Pilot Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Sky Paragliders
Ares

Glider stalled on tow at about 60ft. Pilot landed flat on back.

Bruising, muscle damage
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 30 April 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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