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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.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
14 Aug 2013 Female 45 Pilot Pena Negra
Spain
15-20 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Sigma 8

Pilot approached for landing but was caught in sinking air and landed faster than expected on undulating ground.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

11 Aug 2013 Male 28 CP Swyre Hill
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Sol Sports
Start 1

Pilot made top landing approach in windy conditions. Was caught by rotor and landed heavily on his back.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

10 Aug 2013 Male 38 AP Ager
Spain
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Avian
Evo 2

Pilot landed then noticed his parachute had fallen out of the container. Suspects harness had pulled against the handle which had then become detached by a jolt on landing.

Unhurt
10 Aug 2013 Male 45 Pilot Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta 2

Pilot top landed but then stumbled and was dragged into stand wall.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

10 Aug 2013 Male 42 Pilot Newborough Beach
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Windtech
Tempest

Pilot was ground handling on sand dunes in strong wind. Pilot lost footing and was dragged into dune.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

10 Aug 2013 Male 57 Pilot Merthyr
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Strong

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Sigma 6

Pilot had mid air collision with another paraglider pilot. Both pilots flew on.

Seriously Injured
10 Aug 2013 Male 33 Pilot Merthyr
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Nevada

Pilot lost sight of another pilot in close proximity while thermalling. Lower point of Pilot's harness contacted upper surface of the other pilot's wing. Pilots moved apart and carried on flying.

Unhurt
10 Aug 2013 Male 42 Pilot Pontypool
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Sigma 8

Pilot encountered unexpected lift on approach and made extra turn to lose height. Applied excessive brake and spun glider. Landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

10 Aug 2013 Male 32 Pilot Long Mynd
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Wills Wing
T2C

Pilot overcorrected final turn and set up oscillation he could not correct before landing Pilot landed heavily on the base bar.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

9 Aug 2013 Male 40 Pilot Woolacombe
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
La Mouette
Sphinx Bi

Pilot commenced take off run but one wing dropped and stalled as glider took off. Glider turned and landed in bushes.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 30 April 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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