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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.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
27 Sep 2009 Male 43 Advanced Pilot Parlick
United Kingdom
28-34 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Hang Glider Rigid
Foot (Forward)
Flight Design
Exxtacy

While rigging rigid hang glider the wind lifted one wing which then swung round and dropped on the head of the pilots daughter.

Bang to head
26 Sep 2009 Male 47 Pilot Llangollen
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Mac
Eden 3

Pilot flew into sinking air while low over trees. Landed in tree tops.

none
25 Sep 2009 Male 46 Club Pilot Worcester Beacon
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Mamboo

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on final approach. Glider then spun and pilot landed in tree unhurt.

none
24 Sep 2009 Male 67 Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


While pilot was coming in to land and at approx 5m above the ground another pilot attempted to launch directly in front. Pilot landed safely.

none
24 Sep 2009 Male 58 Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)


Pilot carried out normal slope landing but experienced pain. Suspects aggravation of leg injury sustained week previous.

Fr leg
18 Sep 2009 Male 48 Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Artax

Pilot stalled glider at 5m on final approach landing heavily.

Bruised back
12 Sep 2009 Male 36 Pilot Lisdillon
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Paramania
Revolution

Engine:

H&E
R120

Whilst cruising under power at 1950ft the bolt holding the left hand hangpoint attachment arm sheared. The pilot was able, with extreme difficulty, to hang on the the riser and execute a forced landing with minimal damage.

none
10 Sep 2009 Male 41 Club Pilot Pontlottyn
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Wills Wing
Sport 2

Pilot mistimed first ever upslope landing. Flying too slow, possible stall. Glider nosed in.

Fr humerus
9 Sep 2009 Male 30 Pilot Hay Bluff
United Kingdom
35-40 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Rookie

Whilst walking to lower, less windy take off with glider bunched over shoulder, glider reinflated and dragged pilot back up and over launch.

Fr tibia, fibula and patella.
8 Sep 2009 Male 62 Under training Bissane
France
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Swing
Everest

Student stalled glider at 20m having overcorrected final turn into wind.

Slight bruising, possible pulled thigh muscle.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 22 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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