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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
26 Aug 2006 Male 42 Thorney Island
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Eiff
Classic

Pilot fell off landing mat when reaching for target, legs outstretched, impacting ground with lower back.

bruised back
24 Aug 2006 Female 19 Novice Merthyr Common
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student began launch but released risers too soon. Student was pulled over temporarily dislocating shoulder.

dislo shoulder
24 Aug 2006 Male 40 Novice Golden Bowl, Isle Of Wight
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mojo

Pilot on hill conversion course turned wrong way on reverse launch and twisted risers. Pilot was lifted by gust and dumped heavily on back.

bruised arm and back
22 Aug 2006 Male 64 Novice Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Ozone
Atom

Student landed on backside during low hop towed flight. Winch jammed causing unexpected descent.

bruised coccyx, bruised heals
19 Aug 2006 Male 39 Pilot Czech 0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Ozone
Atom

Glider stalled on tow at low level resulting in pilot landing on back. Possibly due to high tow tension.

fr T12 vertebra
16 Aug 2006 Male 42 Novice East Hill ,Rothbury
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Avian
Elan

Pilot took off on top to bottom flight but flew too slowly. Glider entered slow turn then crashed into hillside.

fr cheek, nose and punctured lungs.
14 Aug 2006 Male 45 Pilot Clough Head
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bonanza

Glider entered deep stall just prior to top landing. Pilot had pulled in big big ears to descend through lift. Pilot recovered from stall and landed safely.

none
10 Aug 2006 Male 28 Novice Darley Moor
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Flexwing Hang Glider
Wills Wing
Condor

Student fell forward while practising running with glider.

dislo shoulder
8 Aug 2006 Male 42 Club Pilot Llangollen
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Oasis

Pilot suffered collapse on approach due to rotor.

fr wrist and pelvis
5 Aug 2006 Male 34 Novice Brandon West
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Aeros
Target

Pilot fell forward on landing and struck elbow on hard (no rain) ground.

fr elbow
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 26 March 2017 at 04:30:07 AM

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