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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
7 Oct 2007 Male 38 Club Pilot North Luffenham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Windtech
Tempest

Pilot attached tow line to small metal loops on harness designed to hold front mounted emergency parachute. One of the loops snapped during tow.

none
6 Oct 2007 Male 38 Pilot Blease Fell
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gin
Oasis

Pilot overshot landing area and skimmed across parked car before landing causing minor damage to the car.

none
4 Oct 2007 Male 27 Novice Merthyr
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 4

Student made too sharp a turn immediately after take off and turned back into the hill.

fr wrist
21 Sep 2007 Male 41 Advanced Pilot St Andre
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Omega 7

Pilot suffered frontal collapse due to turbulent thermic conditions. Glider recovered with cravat then entered spiral. Pilot deployed emergency chute bruising foot on landing.

Bruised foot
19 Sep 2007 Male 44 Advanced Pilot St Andre
France

Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Omega 6

Pilot experienced switching wind conditions on approach to land causing him to alter approach direction. Wind changed again and pilot span glider attempting to get back into wind.

Dislo elbow, fr elbow, detached ligaments and fr vertebra.
15 Sep 2007 Male 50 Novice Muggery
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima

Student suffered asymmetric while on top to bottom. Turned heavily into hill.

5 fr vertebrae
15 Sep 2007 Male 48 Club Pilot Chabre Laragne
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Zulu

While thermalling, pilot entered spiral and did not recover before impact.

Fatal.
12 Sep 2007 Male 36 Club Pilot Plan Fait Annecy
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Icaro
Incanto

Pilot had asymmetric collapse while thermalling. Over correction lead to spin and spiral. pilot deployed emergency chute and landed safely.

none
12 Sep 2007 Male 60 Novice Ballygown Arran
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
FreeX
Joker

Student fell over after glider inflated asymmetrically .

pulled shoulder muscle
11 Sep 2007 Male 70 Pilot Llangollen
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Carbon

On launch, wing came up unevenly resulting in the pilot being dragged.

Fr Fibula
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 25 April 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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