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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
3 Jun 2007 Male 40 Novice Muggery
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima 30

Student jumped into harness on first launch attempt. Fell over and dislocated shoulder.

dislo shoulder
3 Jun 2007 Female 45 Pilot Middle Wallop
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Ozone
Rush

Tow line became snagged on stirrup while towing and could not be released. Pilot carried out emergency procedure for non-release and landed safely.

1 Jun 2007 Male 46 Pilot Blease
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Rush

Pilot spun glider attempting to regain thermal recently passed through. Crashed onto heather covered hill uninjured.

none
26 May 2007 Male 45 Pilot Wether Fell
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Pilot suffered a 60% asymmetric collapse at low level and impacted heavily before glider could recover.

Fatal.
26 May 2007 Male 31 Club Pilot Wether Fell
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Wills Wing
Sport 2

Pilot ended up too low for bottom landing area. Chose field that sloped down but into wind. pilot realised he was going to overshoot so went for gap in trees to see power lines on other side. tried to dive under but hit kingpost and landed heavily.

fr leg, cut head
26 May 2007 Male Perranporth
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sky
Atis

Student being trained by unqualified pilot stalled glider at 30ft trying to maintain height in light conditions.

fr vertebra
25 May 2007 Male 54 Club Pilot Blorenge
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Pro Design
Effect

Pilot landed safely in alternate field as strengthening wind prevented landing in chosen field. Pilot was then approached by farmer claiming a horse had been injured.

23 May 2007




Internal velcro had worn hole in internal airbag rendering airbag ineffective.

23 May 2007 Male 44 Club Pilot Bewaldeth
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Atlas

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at 80ft in windy, gusty conditions. Glider recovered at 40ft with full twist in risers. glider now being blown back, pitching and rolling violently. stability gained just as pilot touches down.

none
21 May 2007 Male 50 Novice Mam Tor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Mojo

Pilot ran out of landing area and decided to jump a stone wall rather than land crosswind. Pilot hit wall.

fr ankle
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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