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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
7 Mar 2010 Male 47 Club Pilot Nigels
Morocco
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Buzz

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level having drifted behind ridge in 360.

Fr Vertebrae
6 Mar 2010 Male 46 Under training Simon Fell
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Wave

During ground training student used heavy control inputs causing glider to collapse. Student fell forward dislocating previously injured shoulder.

Dislocated shoulder
1 Mar 2010 Male 48 Under training Merthyr
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Rookie

Student got too close to ridge while attempting to ridge soar. Hit ridge.

Bruised arm
1 Mar 2010 Male 36 Under training SE landing field
Spain
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Element

Student grabbed risers and lifted legs during initial practice hop. Fell forward onto knee.

Bruised knee
1 Feb 2010 Male 60 Club Pilot Bell Hill
United Kingdom
28-34 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Logic

Pilot took off from lower slope due to strong winds. He was then blown back over the top and dragged into a car and fence.

Cut face and bruising
1 Feb 2010 Male 55 Advanced Pilot United Kingdom

Paraglider


Pilot noticed that parachute handle on Gin Gringo Airlite harness was prone to accidental detachment if stiffener plate was at all bent.

none
23 Jan 2010 Male 66 Pilot Monksdown
United Kingdom
28-34 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Artax

Flying in strong and increasing winds, pilot decided to slope land. Pilot landed heavily and was dragged up slope.

Fr wrist
18 Jan 2010 Male 65 Club Pilot Tappa
India
28-34 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Bright

Pilot was blown back over high ridge and opted to land in valley behind. Misjudged wind and landed heavily downwind.

Fr arm
17 Jan 2010 Female 38 Club Pilot Milk Hill
28-34 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Aeros
KPL

Pilot misjudged height and wind speed on approach. Nosed in on landing.

Bruised eye
9 Jan 2010 Male 49 Advanced Pilot Porterville
South Africa
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 7

Pilot encountered severe turbulence while searching for themal on xc. Glider collapsed at tips and sustained cravat leading to spiral. Pilot deployed parachute and landed safely.

Bruised foot
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 22 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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