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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
11 Feb 2009 Male 73 Novice Muggery, west slope.
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima 30

Student failed to flare on straight hop flight landing heavily.

Damaged ankle
11 Feb 2009 Male 70 Club Pilot Cwmtydu
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Super Space 27

Pilot caught out by reduced lift due to wind being further off than expected. Pilot lost height and was forced to land on rocks at base of cliff.

Fr heel, bruising.
30 Jan 2009 Male 57 Pilot Las Candelas
Spain
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 2

Engine:

Bailey
Top 80

On attempting to warm up engine, pilot applied too much throttle (due to unfamiliar mechanism on hired motor) causing engine to rotate about pilots knee. Prop struck hand.

Severed index and middle fingers.
10 Jan 2009 Male 50 Club Pilot Les Tieilles
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Rookie

Pilot altered approach at last minute due to glider ground handling in chosen approach path. Resulted in low turn and probable out of wind landing.

Fr T1 vertebra
2 Jan 2009 Male 56 Club Pilot Farway
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Golden 2

Pilot was turned into hill having encountered unexpected turbulence.

Fr heel.
30 Dec 2008 Male 54 Club Pilot Barkin Fell
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Nova
Mentor

Pilot encountered severe sink immediately after takeoff and landed heavily.

Dislocated shoulder
22 Dec 2008 Female 33 Club Pilot Hells Mouth
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Ozone
Buzz

Pilot stalled glider at approx 15ft while on tow and landed heavily on back.

Fr Vertebra
2 Nov 2008 Male 52 Novice Ligzira
Morocco


Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Flying Planet
Spirit

Student let off brakes on shallow slope launch causing glider to dive forward and student struck boulder with foot.

Fr ankle
26 Oct 2008 Male 45 Advanced Pilot Rotang Pass
India
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Zulu Explorer

Pilot was caught out by change of expected wind direction on approach. Elected to land beside river as only available option. Glider landed in river and pilot was dragged into fast flowing water. Dragged 200m before able to escape.

Bruising
24 Oct 2008 Male 28 Club Pilot Butser Hill
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sky
Brontes

Pilot was caught out by drop in wind speed and elected to slope land. Pilot applied both brakes to avoid bushes but glider then dived forward and pilot landed heavily.

Fr foot
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2017 at 04:30:30 AM

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