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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
9 Jun 2008 Male 62 Pilot Bo Peep
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Axis
Vega 2

Pilot had mid-air collision with hang glider pilot while thermalling. Became wrapped up on hang glider so threw emergency chute.

Sprained ankle, minor cuts.
9 Jun 2008 Male 61 Pilot Bo Peep
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Airbourne
C4 - 13.5

Pilot had mid-air collision with paraglider while thermalling. Became wrapped in paraglider and went inverted. Was able to recover and land.

None
7 Jun 2008 Male 45 Novice Darley Moor
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Ozone
Element S

Student went off line slightly during low (3m) towed flights. Winch powered off and student landed awkwardly.

Fr leg
6 Jun 2008 Male 45 Pilot Buttermere Moss
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Aerodyne
Jumbe 29

Pilot misjudged wind conditions on final approach and landed short, hitting car in car park.

None
1 Jun 2008 Male 48 Club Pilot Dodd Fell
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
U-Turn
Infinity

Pilot misjudged approach on top landing and landed downwind heavilly.

Fr vertebra T12
1 Jun 2008 Male 50 FLPA Northrepps
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Independence
Speed

Engine:

Parajet
Macro

During flight pilot noticed maillon connecting spreader to tandem bar was open and deformed. Though protected by webbing fail safe, pilot and passenger decided to land immediately and did so without incident.

none
31 May 2008 Male 31 Novice Blaenavon
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Dudek
Vox

Student went over on ankle during takeoff run.

Dislocated ankle
28 May 2008 Male 39 Novice Curium
Cyprus
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student landed correctly but caught foot on uneven ground.

Sprained ankle
27 May 2008 Male 38 Pilot Blaenavon
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 4

While on final approach and at approx. 10m agl the harness chest buckle came undone making the glider more difficult to control. This was the second occasion this had occurred. Harness taken out of service.

None
24 May 2008 Male 40 Advanced Pilot Sharpenhoe
United Kingdom
32-40 km/h
Gusts

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Avian
Cheetah

Pilot was turned 90 degrees on final approach and landed heavily. Conditions were windy, gusty and rough. Wind was 45 degrees off slope.

Tissue damage to elbow
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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