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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
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
9 Apr 2007 Male 60 Pilot Bee Sands
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Grid

Pilot dislocated shoulder while collapsing glider after landing.

dislo shoulder
8 Apr 2007 Novice Muggery
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima 27

Student sat down on landing and twisted ankle.

fr ankle
7 Apr 2007 Male 48 Novice Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Windtech
Coral

Student was caught out by gust while preparing to launch and was dragged through nettles.

grazes and muscle strain
6 Apr 2007 Male 48 Club Pilot Butser North
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bolero Plus

Pilot had mid-air with model aircraft. No damage sustained. .

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 30 April 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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