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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 Oct 2005 Male 47 Club Pilot Ontur
Spain
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Wills Wing
Eagle

Pilot locked out on aerotow and crashed into hangar.

fr wrist, concusion
20 Oct 2005 Male 32 Novice Ontur
Spain
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Ozone
Mojo

Canopy developed cravat on launch and pilot pendulumed through having miscontrolled recovery.

fr heel
14 Oct 2005 Male 34 Club Pilot St Marc Douilly
France
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Promise

Pilot suffered front collapse due to severe turbulence when coming in for top landing.

fr vertebra, ribs and foot
12 Oct 2005 Male 46 Club Pilot La Chens
France
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Z One

Pilot decided to land due to rain (glider wet). Put big ears in to land and on releasing ears glider entered deep stall.

none
9 Oct 2005 Male 26 Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
32-40 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 6

Pilot flying in strong wind caught out when wind strength increased forcing tree landing.

cut face
6 Oct 2005 Female 35 Novice Woldingham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Atom

Student flared late and had legs out straight.

spr ankle
5 Oct 2005 Male 45 Novice Dalefoot
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gin
Bolero

Student flew too close to hill prior to landing approach and landed heavily in a seated position with legs outstretched.

fr tibia
25 Sep 2005 Male 42 Advanced Pilot

Flexwing Hang Glider
Moyes
Litespeed S 4.5

During inspection piot discovered damaged carbon spar caused as a result of manufacturing error.

none
24 Sep 2005 Male 48 United Kingdom




Pilot reported problems reverse launching because of prominent rear section of helmet catching in lines.

none
17 Sep 2005 Male 46 Club Pilot Corn Ridge
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Vibe

Pilot suffered symmetric collapse at low level in thermic conditions and crashed into hillside.

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

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