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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
27 Apr 2006 Male 46 United Kingdom




Flying Planet parachute inner container found to be sticky causing possible deployment issues.

none
24 Apr 2006 Male 33 Pilot Rushup Edge
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Mac
Eden 3

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and spiraled into hill.

fr elbow
22 Apr 2006 Male 40 Club Pilot Bo Peep
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Pegas
Arcus

Pilot allowed himself to get low on the ridge with a tailwind and in sinking air. Did not leave enough time or room to turn out and landed heavily.

fr fibula
16 Apr 2006 Male 38 Club Pilot Llety Siac
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
FreeX
Flair

Pilot landed in wind conditions and attempted to deflate glider using A risers. Glider deflated but immediately reinflated dragging pilot into large rock. Serious injury (or worse) prevented by helmet.

concussion, bruising.
15 Apr 2006 Male 53 Club Pilot Glyder Fach
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Wave

Pilot dumped down (probably by unforeseen rotor) from low level while flying over rocky terrain.

fr tib and fib
12 Apr 2006 Male 37 Novice Currium
Cyprus
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Apco
Fiesta

Student suffered asymmetric collapse on an assisted forward launch. Student did not correct the ensuing turn and crashed into hillside.

fr foot/ankle
5 Apr 2006 Male 48 Pilot Comb Gibbet
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Independence
Excalibur

Pilot infringed airspace whilst attempting flight that was impossible due to airspace changes made some years ago.

none
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
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 21 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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