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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
5 May 2007 Male 56 Pilot Glyders
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 6

Pilot has no recollection of incident due to head injury.

fr vertebra, concussion, bruising
5 May 2007 Male 42 Advanced Pilot Glyders
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Magic Fr3

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse in turbulent conditions. Glider recovered with cravatte leading to spiral. pilot deployed emergency chute but landed among rocks sustaining bruising.

bruises
4 May 2007 Male 61 Novice Darley Moor
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Aeros
Target

Glider went off-line slightly on tow. Student did not release A frame when glider struck ground.

fr humerus
2 May 2007 Male 45 FLPA West Cowick
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Engine:

PAP
Top 80 1250

Pilot released brake to get into seat. Brake handle contacted prop causing minor damage.

none
30 Apr 2007 Male 42 Club Pilot Coniston Old Man
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco

Pilot flared on landing in breeze and was lifted back up and dumped in gully.

bruising, cut hand
28 Apr 2007 Male 38 Pilot Mundesley
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Grid

Pilot misjudged approach in strong conditions and landed on car roof.

25 Apr 2007 Male 44 Advanced Pilot Cairnwell
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Mustang 1

Pilot was pulled off feet and dragged across when thermal came through during launch.

cuts and bruises
24 Apr 2007 Male 57 Pilot Barton-On-Sea
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Aspen 2

Pilot failed to notice change in wind conditions and failed to make landing area, landing in sea in 2ft of water.

22 Apr 2007 Male 16 Novice Luffenham
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Waterbird
Jumbo

Student landed heavily and did not carry out good plf.

fr ankle
21 Apr 2007 Male 43 Pilot Deptford
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Moyes
Litesport 4

Pilot jumped into glider on aerotow launch then stalled a wing as he pushed out to prevent dropping. Locked out at low level and crashed in vertically.

fr clavicles
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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