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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
15 Jan 2006 Male 45 Under training Ontur
Spain
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Wills Wing
Sport 2

Pilot failed to properly correct a turn having released from the aerotow line at 100ft and crashed at speed.

Fatal.
10 Jan 2006 Female 39 South Africa

Paraglider
Winch Tow


Handle on FreeX tow release became detached as pilot tried to release from winch line. Pilot released ok by pulling wire instead and landed safely.

none
8 Jan 2006 Male 38 Pilot Sierra Nevada
Spain
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Windtech
Tempest

Pilot over controlled glider while attempting to land in a tricky landing area. Glider dived towards ground - pilot saved further injury by PLF.

fr tib and fib
20 Dec 2005 Male 46 Pilot Heresfield
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Trekking
Urraco

Pilot misjudged approach and caught wing tip in tree resulting in crash landing. Plf saved injury.

none
6 Dec 2005 Male 29 Club Pilot Mala, Lanzarote
Spain
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Bright

Pilot misjudged landing approach and landed on parked hang glider.

bruised hip, grazed hand
23 Nov 2005 Male 22 Novice Merthyr
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student landed awkwardly and sprained ankle.

spr ankle
22 Nov 2005 Female 40 Club Pilot Algodonales
Spain
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sky
Fides

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on approach at approx. 50ft due to rotor from building. Glider then entered rapid spiral into ground.

fr vertabra
20 Nov 2005 Male 43 Pilot Wether Fell
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Up
Makalu

Pilot caught out by wave and suffered asymmetric collapse. Turned 180 degrees in recovery and crashed into hillside.

fr tib and fib
13 Nov 2005 Male Club Pilot North Hill, Minehead
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Wills Wing
Eagle

Pilot landed heavily on light wind landing but did not let go of the uprights breaking both arms.

fr arms
31 Oct 2005 Female 28 Novice Gelli Gaer
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student lost control of glider while ground handling and was pulled over.

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

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