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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
18 Apr 2007 Male 39 Club Pilot Wether Fell
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Solar Wings
Breeze

Pilot misjudged approach and struck wall on landing.

fr wrist, cuts to head, damaged shoulder
17 Apr 2007 Male 42 Advanced Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Pilot took off in breezy conditions with cravatte in one wingtip. Slipped on landing but no injuries.

16 Apr 2007 Male 57 Novice Swanborough
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Airbourne
Fun 190

Student came in to land too slowly and mushed in on wheels causing break to arm.

fr arm
15 Apr 2007 Male 36 Pilot Wether Fell
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Artax

Whilst distracted by a paraglider flying erratically, pilot then had mid-air with another paraglider.

15 Apr 2007 Male 26 Novice Dalefoot
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student twisted ankle while attempting a reverse launch.

fr ankle
14 Apr 2007 Male Pilot White Mountain
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Magic 4

Change of wind direction forced pilot to go for bottom landing field that was in rotor. Pilot landed heavily from 50ft.

fr arm
12 Apr 2007 Male 52




Repack issue. Please refer to IR.

12 Apr 2007 Male 56 Novice Big Colin
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
N-Joy

On initiating a reverse launch student hesitated when turning allowing the wing to overfly him. Pulled muscle running to get under wing.

pulled muscle in leg
12 Apr 2007 Male 37 Club Pilot Blorenge
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Epsilon 4

Pilot 360d with insufficient height above ridge. Landed heavily downwind on top of ridge.

spr ankle
10 Apr 2007 Male 37 Club Pilot Plaine Joux
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gin
Zulu S

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse when entering lift. Glider entered spin/spiral and pilot hit slope before regaining control. pilot was over weight range which may have hindered recovery in this instance.

fr femur, tib and fib
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 27 March 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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