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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
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
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
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 15 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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