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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 Feb 2007 Male 44 Club Pilot Woldingham
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Avian
Elan

Pilot crashed into tree having been lifted off hill in rotory conditions with one wing stalled.

27 Jan 2007 Female 28 Novice Firle West
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Windtech
Tonic

Student got too close to hill on top to bottom flight and flew into tree, falling heavily.

fr vertebra
22 Jan 2007 Male 41 Novice Grenoliers
France
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gradient
Bright

Student flared too late and stumbled while attempting to run off landing.

fr tibia and fibula
20 Jan 2007 Male 44 Pilot Parlic
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Saber

Pilot initiated reverse launch but was lifted by gust then dumped and dragged across hillside. .

bruising
20 Jan 2007 United Kingdom




Parachute repack issues. Please refer to IR for details.

14 Jan 2007 Male 63 Advanced Pilot Mala
Spain
8-16 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Solar Wings
Scandal Xk

HG pilot had mid-air with PG trainee while ridge soaring/thermalling.

14 Jan 2007 Male Club Pilot Haresfield Beacon
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Windtech
Ambar

Pilot misjudged wind strength and was lifted up and back over trees having initially moved lower down slope. Luckily top landed safely.

13 Jan 2007 Male 66 Advanced Pilot Panchgani
India
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mantra

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse in turbulent conditions. Recovered with cravat then glider stalled and entered cascade. pilot deployed emergency chute but hit wall on landing.

fr ribs, fr vertebrae
21 Dec 2006 Male 55 Novice Beddingham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima

Student stalled glider by not running fast enough and applying too much brake on takeoff.

bruised lower back
20 Dec 2006 Male 38 Pilot Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Rush

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level as a result of turbulence caused by wave.

bruising
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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