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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 Aug 2007 Male 34 Pilot Cambridge aerotow
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Airbourne
C2

Pilot flew too far down wind and was caught out by rotor from building. Pilot was preoccupied with attempting to dump 1m of line having earlier had a weak link failure in thermic air.

Cut chin
26 Aug 2007 Male 47 Pilot Fransham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Avian
Java 155

Pilot went off-line on tow and crashed into trees.

fr wrist
26 Aug 2007 Male Novice Truleigh Hill
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gradient
Bright

While on launch run during a forward launch, canopy suffered asymmetric and pulled student over onto shoulder.

fr clavicle
26 Aug 2007 Male 27 Pilot Corndon
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Up
Trango 2.1

Pilot fell out of thermal while close to hillside and crashed heavily.

fr ribs, internal injuries
25 Aug 2007 Male 57 Pilot Long Mynd
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Moyes
Extralight 147

Pilot forgot to put tension back on glider having just landed to adjust battens.

fr arm
25 Aug 2007 Male 48 Pilot Cassino
Italy
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport 3

Glider stalled at 3m while on finals and pilot landed heavily in seated position.

fr vertebra
24 Aug 2007 Male 35 Novice Blaenavon
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Rookie

Student tripped on landing.

cuts, grazed knee
23 Aug 2007 Male 47 Club Pilot Saltburn Cliffs
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Rookie

Pilot failed to clear a transverse ridge on final approach and landed heavily.

fr L1 vertebra
18 Aug 2007 Male 44 Pilot Chabre
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Avian
Cheetah 160

Pilot was unable to bleed off enough speed (possible tail wind) and nosed in.

fr humerus
11 Aug 2007 Male 50 Pilot Milk Hill
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport 3

Pilot suffered symmetric collapse at 50ft and landed heavily.

fr vertebra T12, fr ankle
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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