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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
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
28 Sep 2008 Male 43 Novice Wether Fell
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
U-Turn
Infinity

Student drifted too far back while ridge soaring and collided with stone wall.

Fr both ankles and a wrist.
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
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 13 December 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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