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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
19 Nov 2006 Male 46 Pilot Eyam
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Epsilon 4

Pilot got caught out by strengthening wind and was not able to make landing area due to power lines and no planned options. Pilot landed heavily due to turbulence from nearby trees.

whiplash
12 Nov 2006 Male 38 Club Pilot Mid D Aigle
France
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Fiesta 2

2 seconds after launch glider appeared to deep stall for no obvious reason. No obvious thermal or turbulent activity.

none
10 Nov 2006 Male 50 Club Pilot Basa
Spain
8-16 km/h
Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Avian
Rio

Pilot encountered turbulence in landing area and landed heavily causing damage to glider.

br shoulder
7 Nov 2006 Male 37 Novice Bedlinog
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student twisted ankle on landing after low hop.

spr ankle
4 Nov 2006 Male 44 Advanced Pilot Frocester
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Tycoon

Pilot caught harness in tree tops while scratching in light conditions. Glider overflew then collapsed and pulled pilot into hillside.

fr vertebra, fr pelvis, internal injuries
19 Oct 2006 Male 40 Advanced Pilot Roque Brune
France
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Mustang

Having completed a series of acro manoeuvres, pilot did not leave enough height to make landing area resulting in water landing.

none
17 Oct 2006 Male 24 Novice Col De Bleyne
France
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Flying Planet
Syrius

Pilot launched but wing came up unevenly causing pilot to go off to one side landing heavily .

bruised thigh
15 Oct 2006 Male 48 Novice North Luffenham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Waterbird
Jumbo

Student did not get back into wind when attempting 360 degree turn on round canopy and landed heavily. .

mild concus, bruising
13 Oct 2006 Male 43 Pilot St Andre
France
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Rush

Pilot stumbled back having landed and put excessive weight on outstretched hand/wrist.

fr wrist
6 Oct 2006 Male 43 Club Pilot Kyrenia
Cyprus
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gin
Bolero Plus

Pilot missed tangled line during pre-flight check. Took off and glider turned to left. Pilot stalled glider while trying to maintain safe course.

fr L1 vertebra
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 29 May 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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