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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
5 Apr 2006 Male 40 Novice Currium
Cyprus
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Swing
Arcus 3

Student overshot landing area and landed on rough ground twisting leg.

torn muscle
5 Apr 2006 Male 51 Novice Hay Bluff
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student was pulled over having completed successful slope landing.

grazed arm
18 Mar 2006 Male 49 Club Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
32-40 km/h
Gusts

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Offpiste
Discovery 195

Whilst monitoring conditions on a windy launch, lone pilot appears to have been ground looped by gust, crashing heavily head first.

concussion, bruising
11 Mar 2006 Female 52 Novice Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Ozone
Atom 2

Glider came up unevenly due to uneven pressure on risers by student. Tow launch aborted but student twisted knee when turning to collapse glider.

sprained knee
27 Feb 2006 Male 41 Pilot Dickie Danda
Nepal
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 6

On final approach pilot hit lift and decided to 360. He then hit sink and attempted to make initial approach and landing. Pilot landed heavily while in pendulum having turned tightly to make initial landing area.

fr foot
26 Feb 2006 Male 25 Advanced Pilot Famara
Spain
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Magic Kiss 154

HG pilot took off while not clipped in. Hung onto A frame until clear then deployed emergency chute landing on rocky slope.

fr arm, shoulder. concussion
26 Feb 2006 Male 40 Club Pilot Skyline Drive
Jamaica
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Arcus

Pilot encountered strong sidewind when on final approach, probably caused by strong thermic activity at landing area. Pilot landed heavily. PLF saved more severe damage.

fr fibula
31 Jan 2006 Male 29 Novice Newlyn Downs
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Moyes
Mars

Student did not reduce speed or flare on landing and glider nosed in.

dislo elbow
29 Jan 2006 Female 29 Novice Addleborough
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Swing
Arcus 4

Student tripped on takeoff run, the gilder having gone off to one side.

fr tib and fib
22 Jan 2006 Male 36 Nont Sarahs
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Zulu

Pilot displayed poor airmanship in allowing a midair assuming he had right of way.

fr finger. internal bruising
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 June 2018 at 05:45:06 AM

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