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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
12 Sep 2007 Male 36 Club Pilot Plan Fait Annecy
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Icaro
Incanto

Pilot had asymmetric collapse while thermalling. Over correction lead to spin and spiral. pilot deployed emergency chute and landed safely.

none
12 Sep 2007 Male 60 Novice Ballygown Arran
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
FreeX
Joker

Student fell over after glider inflated asymmetrically .

pulled shoulder muscle
11 Sep 2007 Male 70 Pilot Llangollen
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Carbon

On launch, wing came up unevenly resulting in the pilot being dragged.

Fr Fibula
9 Sep 2007 Male 46 Novice Caburn
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Pegas
Arcus 3

Student struggled to ground glider after good flight and landing. Was then pulled over.

torn muscle
8 Sep 2007 Female 42 Novice Hells Mouth
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Ozone
Mojo

Student stumbled when turning to regain control of wing that had gone off to one side during reverse launch.

fr elbow, knee ligament damage
6 Sep 2007 Male 49 Pilot Tailbridge
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Skywalk
Meskal 2

Engine:

black devil

Having released control handle to adjust seat, pilot noticed that prop had severed control handle causing some damage to prop.

none
5 Sep 2007 Male 57 Pilot Bell Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Niviuk
Hook

Pilot was caught out by gust during reverse launch which dragged him back into a parked car before glider brought under control.

none
2 Sep 2007 Male 46 Pilot Woldingham
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
FreeX
Arcane

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and impacted heavily.

Fatal.
27 Aug 2007 Male 34 Pilot Cambridge aerotow
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Airbourne
C2

Pilot flew too far down wind and was caught out by rotor from building. Pilot was preoccupied with attempting to dump 1m of line having earlier had a weak link failure in thermic air.

Cut chin
26 Aug 2007 Male 47 Pilot Fransham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Avian
Java 155

Pilot went off-line on tow and crashed into trees.

fr wrist
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 20 September 2017 at 04:30:34 AM

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