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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
8 Jun 2007 Male 49 Advanced Pilot St Catherines Down
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Independence
Speed

During tandem tow weaklink broke and bridal recoiled into passengers face. Weaklink had been mounted back to front exposing metal housing.

thick lip
8 Jun 2007 Male 37 Club Pilot Parlick West
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Atlas

Pilot reached landing field with insufficient height to turn into wind. Landed heavily having failed to plf correctly.

fr hand
6 Jun 2007 Male 47 Advanced Pilot Cat Bells
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Magnum

Pilot performed perfect landing but passenger placed foot down awkwardly.

fr foot
3 Jun 2007 Male 40 Novice Muggery
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima 30

Student jumped into harness on first launch attempt. Fell over and dislocated shoulder.

dislo shoulder
3 Jun 2007 Female 45 Pilot Middle Wallop
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Ozone
Rush

Tow line became snagged on stirrup while towing and could not be released. Pilot carried out emergency procedure for non-release and landed safely.

1 Jun 2007 Male 46 Pilot Blease
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Rush

Pilot spun glider attempting to regain thermal recently passed through. Crashed onto heather covered hill uninjured.

none
26 May 2007 Male 45 Pilot Wether Fell
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Pilot suffered a 60% asymmetric collapse at low level and impacted heavily before glider could recover.

Fatal.
26 May 2007 Male 31 Club Pilot Wether Fell
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Wills Wing
Sport 2

Pilot ended up too low for bottom landing area. Chose field that sloped down but into wind. pilot realised he was going to overshoot so went for gap in trees to see power lines on other side. tried to dive under but hit kingpost and landed heavily.

fr leg, cut head
26 May 2007 Male Perranporth
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sky
Atis

Student being trained by unqualified pilot stalled glider at 30ft trying to maintain height in light conditions.

fr vertebra
25 May 2007 Male 54 Club Pilot Blorenge
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Pro Design
Effect

Pilot landed safely in alternate field as strengthening wind prevented landing in chosen field. Pilot was then approached by farmer claiming a horse had been injured.

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 27 March 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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