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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
28 Sep 2008 Male 41 Leadlich
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bolero 3

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse then spiral to ground flying in increasingly windy and turbulent conditions.

Fr pelvis, nerve damage.
21 Sep 2008 Male Pilot Talybont
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Mamboo

Pilot spun glider attempting low level turn having run out of landing options.

none
20 Sep 2008 Male 28 Club Pilot Loose Bottom
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport 1

Pilot suffered collapse at low level and landed in tree having come very close to another pilot who had hit severe sink.

Facial lacerations, injured knee, neck pain.
20 Sep 2008 Male 24 Club Pilot Loose Bottom
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Up
Summit 2

Pilot encountered severe sink in close proximity to another (lower) glider. In sinking, passed very close to other glider which subsequently collapsed and landed in a tree causing injury to the other pilot.

none
17 Sep 2008 Male 35 Novice Swanborough
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Finsterwalder
Perfex

Student inadvertently stalled glider on final approach when changing grip from base bar to uprights.

Bruising and abrasions.
16 Sep 2008 Male 52 United Kingdom

Paraglider


During repack, emergency parachute found to be damp with mould on inner bag. Had been stored under leaking sink for 6 months.

none
15 Sep 2008 Female 21 Novice Steyning
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Windtech
Coral

Student was practising forward inflations when glider went off line. Student pulled muscle in leg.

muscle pull in leg
14 Sep 2008 Male 60 Novice High and Over
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima II

Student failed to flare on landing and landed awkwardly.

Fr tib and fib and dislocated.
13 Sep 2008 Female 44 Club Pilot Liddington
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gradient
Bright

Pilot landed crosswind and caught foot under harness.

Fr fibula
13 Sep 2008 Male 36 Novice Gully
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Ozone
Atom

Student went off line during low hop and landed heavily.

Fr ankle
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 20 October 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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