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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.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
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
2 Dec 2007 Male 32 Novice Elco Cheo
Spain
24-32 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Avian
Rio

Student turned wrong way on approach and ended up in lee of small hill. Landed into wind but heavily.

Fr humerus
14 Nov 2007 Male 71 Club Pilot Westbury
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Aeros
Top Secret

Pilot stalled glider attempting to take off in very light wind without required airspeed.

minor cuts to arm
14 Nov 2007 Male 40 Club Pilot Maiden Castle
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Zulu medium

Pilot practising low level 360s, misjudged height and speed and crashed into hill.

Fr vertebra, fr leg, dislo foot
5 Nov 2007 Male 47 Club Pilot Western Bowl, Woldingham
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Rebel

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level in windy and gusty conditions. Possibility of rotor due wind being slightly off hill.

Fr legs
1 Nov 2007 Male 46 Club Pilot Baza
Spain
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Mamboo

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level having taken off in thermic breeze that was 90 degrees off the prevailing wind. Probable cause, rotor.

Fr elbow
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 November 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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