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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
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
3 Jun 2006 Male 36 Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Epsilon

Pilot suffered frontal collapse at 50ft while on approach to top land in turbulent conditions. Glider recovered immediately but pilot hit ground as glider surged forward.

none
28 May 2006 Male 39 Club Pilot Frocester
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mojo

Pilot allowed himself to run out of options when flying low on ridge. Got caught in rotor and fell heavily.

fr tib, fib and knee
14 May 2006 Female 53 Novice Muggery
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Aerodyne
Yogi

Student landed slightly downwind after a top to bottom flight and landed heavilly.

fr tibia
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 21 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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