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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
29 Feb 2008 Male 41 Novice Agregour
Morocco
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Buzz

Student misjudged approach and crashed into disused building at end of landing area.

Fr legs, fr pelvis
17 Feb 2008 Female 26 Pilot Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Sky Paragliders
Ares

Glider stalled on tow at about 60ft. Pilot landed flat on back.

Bruising, muscle damage
15 Feb 2008 Male Club Pilot Panchgani
India
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Wave

Pilot blown back into rotor and landed heavily.

Fr Fibula
10 Feb 2008 Male 38 Pilot Tap o Noth
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 6

Pilot slope landed due to poor conditions but was then dragged into rock.

Bruised ribs
28 Jan 2008 Male 55 Club Pilot Milk Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Independence
Merlin

Pilot landed slightly crosswind on top-landing and had to run off speed. Caught foot in hole and fractured ankle.

Fr ankle
27 Jan 2008 Male 47 Club Pilot Rhossili
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
U-Turn
G-force

Pilot attempted a SAT but had a deflation on the opposite side that cravatted causing the wing to rotate in the opposite direction. Pilot did not have height to recover so deployed emergency chute.

Bruising
27 Jan 2008 Male 47 Novice Mt Caburn
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima M

Student overtook glider on launch and dived forward. Wing then dived forward and student hit ground heavily.

Fr ankle
26 Jan 2008 Male 44 Club Pilot Freathy
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Solar Wings
Scandal

Pilot misjudged approach resulting in crash into cliffs. Pilot avoided serious injury by deliberately crashing the glider nose first and releasing the base bar prior to impact.

Cut face, bruising
12 Jan 2008 Male 47 Club Pilot S W Ridge, Woldingham
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
FreeX
Tiger

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and spiralled into hill. Conditions were windy and turbulent.

Fr vertebrae, fr ribs, ruptured spleen.
10 Dec 2007 Male 47 Advanced Pilot La Palma
France
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
FR3 proto

Pilot collided with lamp post then fell to ground having experienced sink while attempting a spot landing.

Fr L1 vertebra
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 22 October 2017 at 04:30:04 AM

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