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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
18 Jun 2005 Male 40 Club Pilot Rushup Edge
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Calypso

Tow rated pilot got into difficulties when attempting to ridge soar having hill launched. Pilot landed heavily behind trees.

bruising
17 Jun 2005 Male 42 Luffenham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow


Tow vehicle driver crashed into rubble mound hidden by long grass on tow field.

grazing to arm and back
15 Jun 2005 Male 41 Club Pilot Plaine Joux
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Aeros
Target 16

It is believed that the pilot clipped a tree in light conditions and fell 15m to the ground. The pilot was wearing a cycle helmet which contributed sighnificantly to the seriousness of the head injuries!.

fr skull, fr ribs
10 Jun 2005 Male 48 Novice Green Bell
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima

Student landed heavily on uneven ground fracturing leg.

fr leg
10 Jun 2005 Male 41 Club Pilot Butser
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Z One

Pilot misjudged wind strength/gradient and got blown back into rotor.

fr L1 vertebra
9 Jun 2005 Male 65 Club Pilot Forclaz
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Mamboo Large

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at 15m on final approach due to turbulence.

fr vertabrae and ribs
8 Jun 2005 Male 52 Pilot


Windtech
Pulsar

Pilot noticed that the line tidys were causing the risers to fray slightly.

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

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