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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
20 May 2007 Male 52 Club Pilot Merthyr
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Swing
Arcus

Pilot was sat down clipped in with wing laid out as wind was v light. Sudden gust of 25mph and 90 degrees off prevailing, lifted glider and pulled pilot down slope.

2 fr vertebra, fr ribs, punc lung.
20 May 2007 Male 52 Club Pilot Long Mynd
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Wills Wing
Xc132

On running down hill for take off in light conditions, A frame clipped hill and caused glider to nosedive into hill damaging the upright.

none
19 May 2007 Female 56 Club Pilot Cabo Santa Pola
Spain
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Primax

Pilot launched glider in strong gusty conditions. Glider jerked violently to one side causing shoulder damage before pilot was dragged.

fr shoulder
7 May 2007 Male 34 Pilot Kobala
Slovenia
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Grid

Pilot suffered collapse resulting in spiral with risers crossed. Deployed emergency chute which became tangled with main glider.

fr pelvis, fr ribs
5 May 2007 Male 56 Pilot Glyders
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 6

Pilot has no recollection of incident due to head injury.

fr vertebra, concussion, bruising
5 May 2007 Male 42 Advanced Pilot Glyders
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Magic Fr3

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse in turbulent conditions. Glider recovered with cravatte leading to spiral. pilot deployed emergency chute but landed among rocks sustaining bruising.

bruises
4 May 2007 Male 61 Novice Darley Moor
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Aeros
Target

Glider went off-line slightly on tow. Student did not release A frame when glider struck ground.

fr humerus
2 May 2007 Male 45 FLPA West Cowick
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Engine:

PAP
Top 80 1250

Pilot released brake to get into seat. Brake handle contacted prop causing minor damage.

none
30 Apr 2007 Male 42 Club Pilot Coniston Old Man
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco

Pilot flared on landing in breeze and was lifted back up and dumped in gully.

bruising, cut hand
28 Apr 2007 Male 38 Pilot Mundesley
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Grid

Pilot misjudged approach in strong conditions and landed on car roof.

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

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