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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
8 Jul 2007 Male 58 Club Pilot Pule
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Carbon

Wing inflated fully unintentionally while pilot was building wall. Pilot was then dragged into rocks.

fr ribs
8 Jul 2007 Male 46 FLPA Wormley Hill
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Thermic

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Engine:

PAP
Top 80 1250

Pilot had difficulty getting into seat due to slack leg straps. Pilot released one brake to assist but forgot to park brake first. Brake handle hit prop but bounced off and pilot landed safely.

none
23 Jun 2007 Male 43 Novice St Vincent
France
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
FreeX
X1

Student suffered asymmetric while running for take off. Pilot was lifted by momentum and turned into hillside.

fr hip, fr shoulder
19 Jun 2007 Female 35 Club Pilot Lake Ohrid
Macedonia
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Z-one

Pilot entered spiral on SIV course but could not pull opposite brake hard enough to recover. Panicked and pulled wrong brake making spiral lock in.

Fr cheekbone, bruising
13 Jun 2007 Male 49 Novice Darley Moor
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Ozone
Element

Student suffered weak link break as a result of pulling down on controls to get into harness. Landed heavily on feet.

bruised ankle
11 Jun 2007 Male Chavenage Airstrip
United Kingdom


Powered PG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:


Pilot performing aerobatic manoeuvres at low level got into difficulties and crashed heavily.

Fatal.
10 Jun 2007 Male 43 FLPA Chavenage Green
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Action
Gt

Engine:

Bailey
4s 175

Pilot concentrating on landing close to marshals at comp did not notice parked hang glider. Cage struck hang glider wing causing some damage.

none
9 Jun 2007 Male 52 Pilot Model Ridge
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Ra

Pilot accidentally spun glider at low level and decided to full stall rather than risk spiralling into the ground. Too low for emergency parachute.

bruising whiplash
9 Jun 2007 Male 64 Novice Selsley
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Up
Makalu

Student flew into power lines in corner of landing field. .

none
8 Jun 2007 Male 49 Advanced Pilot St Catherines Down
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Independence
Speed

During tandem tow weaklink broke and bridal recoiled into passengers face. Weaklink had been mounted back to front exposing metal housing.

thick lip
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 20 September 2017 at 04:30:34 AM

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