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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
11 Jun 2006 Male 41 Advanced Pilot Plaine Joux
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Epsilon 3

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse immediately after take off. Glider recovered asymmetrically and crashed into slope.

fr L2 vertebra, internal injuries
10 Jun 2006 Male 38 Club Pilot Mere Bowl
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Avian
Elan

Pilot failed to maintain proper airspeed while on approach having been object fixated by obstacles in landing field.

fr humerus, cheek and knee
8 Jun 2006 Male 43 Novice Chabre
France
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gin
Bolero Plus

Pilot entered flat spin attempting to turn tight and slow in weak lift. Threw emergency chute immediately and landed safely.

none
7 Jun 2006 Male 44 Novice Rhossili
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student pulled leg muscle on landing.

pulled quad muscle
6 Jun 2006 Male 50 Helvelyn
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Airprox with helicopter.

none
5 Jun 2006 Female 45 Pilot Fochriw
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mojo

Pilot mishandled glider when ground handling prior to launch. Pilot pulled over and dragged into gully.

fr rib, fr scapula
5 Jun 2006 Male 55 Novice Parlick
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Custom Sail
Trx

Unqualified pilot lost control of glider having encountered turbulence on approach to land.

fr tibia, fr vertebra
5 Jun 2006 Male 49 Advanced Pilot Bo Peep
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Santana Src

Pilot followed a thermal and left himself too low to complete a safe landing circuit. On finals, a thermal turned the glider 90 degrees and the pilot was forced to crash land into a tree.

fr ribs, bruising
4 Jun 2006 Male 43 Club Pilot St Vincent
France
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Mamboo

Pilot stalled wing during a tight 360. Glider spun and twisted risers so pilot threw emergency chute. Landed safely.

none
3 Jun 2006 Male 43 Club Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Mamboo

Pilot went over back in thermal then fell out and tried to fly back to ridge. Caught in rotor/turbulence before reaching ridge and deployed emergency chute. Landed safely.

none
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 March 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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