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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
1 Jul 2006 Male 39 Club Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Avian
Rio

Pilot made poor approach resulting in the need to S off excess height. Glider stalled and landed heavily.

29 Jun 2006 Male 61 Pilot Milk Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Aeros
Target 160

Pilot took off in light conditions and lost height making landing field impossible. Tried fly on wall landing but wheels caught on rough ground breaking both uprights and pilots arm.

fr humerus
28 Jun 2006 Male 59 Club Pilot L Bohinj
Slovenia
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Firebird
Z One

Pliot nearly drowned having landed in a lake following siv manoeuvre.

none
26 Jun 2006 Male 53 Pilot Saltburn
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Buzz

Pilot got caught out by turbulence having got low while soaring close in on a coastal site. Crashed into rocks. .

fr T12 ,T11 and L1 vertebra
24 Jun 2006 Male 42 Novice Fochriw
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Mojo

Student caught foot on landing.

fr ankle
24 Jun 2006 Male 44 Pilot Nont Sarahs
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Edel
Confidence

Pilot took off into gusting and fluctuation conditions resulting in a loss of height and pilot landing on rock. Wind then took glider and pulled pilot down rocky slope.

spr l wrist, ankle and knee. dislo r wrist
24 Jun 2006 Male 52 Pilot Limerstone Down
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Wave

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at 3-4m and landed heavily.

fr shoulder
23 Jun 2006 Male 43 Advanced Pilot Merthyr
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Mac
Intox

Pilot suffered collapse, probably due to rotor, at low level. Emergency chute deployed at 57m (190ft) and landed safely. Pilot (experienced comp pilot) had attempted to recover but noticed how fast ground was coming up!.

none
23 Jun 2006 Female 45 Club Pilot Fochriw
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Xact

Pilot slope landed having lost lift due to wind being off hill. Glider caught by wind and pulled pilot through rocky gully.

2 fr wrists, bruising
17 Jun 2006 Male 38 Novice Mount Caburn
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Windtech
Tempus

Student failed to follow flight plan or instruction and flew into tree.

scratches and bruising
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 30 April 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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