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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
4 Aug 2006 Male 42 Novice Telegraph Hill
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Firebird
N Joy

Student flared late and insufficiently positive, with outstretched legs.

bruised feet
3 Aug 2006 Male 50 Club Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Atlas

Pilot landed going backwards having made poor decision to fly in strengthening conditions.

none
27 Jul 2006 Male 39 Novice Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Aeros
Target

Pilot flared glider to land before losing speed and climbed to 10-15ft. Pilot sprained ankle on touching down.

spr ankle
23 Jul 2006 Male 40 Club Pilot Long Mynd
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Aeron

Pilot suffered symmetric collapse on approach then entered spin. Emergency chute thrown but became entangled in lines and did not deploy. Gathered in for second throw but paraglider now in normal flight. Pilot hung onto chute and landed normally.

none
20 Jul 2006 Male 36 Club Pilot Les Riunettes
Switzerland
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Edel
Confidence

While flying low over alpine trees the pilot took both controls in one hand to switch vario off and on. Whilst not in full control of the glider, a thermal came through and pushed the pilot back into the trees.

none
17 Jul 2006 Male 30 Novice Woldingham Valley
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Trekking
Zanos

Student went very slightly off-line on landing and twisted knee.

twisted knee
17 Jul 2006 Male 57 Pilot Blease Fell
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Epsilon 5

Pilots had mid air while thermaling and became entangled. Both deployed emergency chutes and landed together unhurt.

none
16 Jul 2006 Male 44 Novice Blaenavon
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Mojo

Student carried out perfect flight plan but caught foot on landing.

fr ankle
16 Jul 2006 Male 45 Pilot Ffarmers
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Tattoo

Pilot failed to notice wind had changed direction and came in for slope landing downwind.

fr fibula, fr ankle
15 Jul 2006 Male 48 Pilot Tinto
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Vibe

Pilot deployed emergency chute after asymmetric collapse and landed safely having carried out PLF.

none
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 26 March 2017 at 04:30:07 AM

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