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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 2005 Male Novice Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Trekking
Sunbeam

Student did not flare on landing and glider over-flew, pulling student over.

fr tibia
6 Jun 2005 Male 34 Club Pilot Annecy
France
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Avian
Rio

Pilot had to land in emergency field having left it too late to make official field. Glider nosed in in long grass as pilot could not locate harness zip and had to land on wheels.

bruised ribs
6 Jun 2005 Male 39 Club Pilot Col De Forclaz
France
8-16 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Avian
Rio

Pilot was crashed into by out of control paraglider pilot while waiting on ramp to take off.

gashed leg, bruised shoulder
5 Jun 2005 Male Formaw Hill
8-16 km/h

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco

Unknown pilot took off having clipped in back to front. Pilot landed safely and rectified fault.

none
3 Jun 2005 Male 59 Club Pilot Plaine Joux
France
8-16 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Sportster

Pilot overshot landing area and crashed into a parked car.

strained elbow
31 May 2005 Male 18 Novice Compton Bowl
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Reggae

Student flew into hill while attempting a top to bottom flight with turns.

bruised foot
31 May 2005 Male 54 Club Pilot Ringstead
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Wave

Pilot misjudged site and airflow resulting in a water landing. No dry option. V lucky!

none
30 May 2005 Male 34 Novice Wetton
United Kingdom


Paraglider


Student fractured collar bone while practicing PLFs prior to flight training.

fr clavicle
17 May 2005 Female 46 Pilot Smeatharpe
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Moyes
Sx2

Pilot stalled glider during winch launch after pushing bar out having foolishly anticipated increased winch tension that did not materialise due to mechanical failure.

bruises and grazing.
17 May 2005 Male 40 Novice Truleigh Hill
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mojo

Student suffered asymmetric collapse at 10m and hit hillside.

fr heel
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2018 at 05:45:05 AM

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