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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
24 Jul 2013 Male 48 Pilot Sywell Aerodrome
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Other
Foot
Airglow
Human Powered
Human
Kraike

Pilot launch aircraft but it went off line despite rudder input from pilot. Aircraft struck parked light aircraft but no damage caused. Slight damage to Airglow craft.

Unhurt
20 Jul 2013 Male 0 Woldingham Valley
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Ozone
Electron

Student launched glider but went off line. Second student dived out of the way to avoid and dislocated shoulder.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

17 Jul 2013 Male 65 Pilot High and Over
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor 2

While attempting to thermal the pilot drifted too far back over the hill at a low height into an area of rotor. Pilot hit rotor and was dumped down heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

15 Jul 2013 Male 24 Pilot The Terrace
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Independence
Speed Tandem

During take off run in light winds the tandem passenger slowed down and the glider could not launch. Both pilot and passenger fell over the edge of the terrace onto a sandy ledge 6m below.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

14 Jul 2013 Male 0 White Horse
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
UP
Ascent

Pilot launched with asymmetric collapse and was immediately turned back into the hill from approx 5m.

Seriously Injured
13 Jul 2013 Male 61 St Catherines
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Apco
Fiesta 2

During practice launch run the student allowed the glider to overfly him. The instructor told him to apply some brake but the student did not. Glider pulled student over.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

13 Jul 2013 Male 36 North Luffenham Airfield
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Other
Ascent International
Waterbird

One of the ground crew was knocked over unconscious as the canopy came up off the ground.

Minor Injuries
13 Jul 2013 Male 57 CP Chetwynd
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Strong

Other
Winch/vehicle Tow
Harley
280E

Pilot began landing flare too high and glider stalled dumping pilot on his back.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

12 Jul 2013 Male 40 Pilot Morzine
France
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Swing
Astral 6

On final approach pilot was lifted by thermal then dumped back down from 4m. Pilot suspects he may have had too much brake applied.

Seriously Injured:
Thoracic Spine

7 Jul 2013 Male 49 CP Whitewool
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Firebird
Spider

Pilot was distracted while on approach by another paraglider ground handling his wing. Pilot turned into wind too low and with too much ground speed. Landed heavily. The cow was not involved!

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 29 May 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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