Paraglider

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.

Page 127 of 212.

Show search results for

[ Top ] - [ Prev ] - [ Next ] - [ Bottom ]

Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
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
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
Go to: Incident Reports (formal investigations)
Go to: Annual Incident Analysis Reports
Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 24 April 2017 at 04:30:10 AM

[ Top ] - [ Prev ] - [ Next ] - [ Bottom ]

Show search results for