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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
9 Jun 2013 Male 46 CP Corndon
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Hook 3

Pilot had not noticed wind change in direction and speed while approaching for top landing. Pilot had to use wing to jump fence but got caught on barbed wire before slipping on the other side of the fence and being dragged.

Unhurt
8 Jun 2013 Male 61 Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Strong

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Avian
Rio

During 'pre-flight' check the pilot noticed the nut had fallen off the bolt that holds the port side upper and lower wires. The nut could mort be found so the pilot could not fly.

Unhurt
8 Jun 2013 Male 59 AP Treak Cliff
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Strong

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor 2

In gusty thermic conditions the pilot fastened his leg straps and turned to face his glider in order to prevent it from inflating. Pilot found he could not prevent it inflating and was lifted into the air and flipped upside down. Pilot banged head on the ground. Was assisted by another pilot.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

7 Jun 2013 Male 34 Parlick
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Swing
Arcus 6

Pilot unknowingly flew into an area of lee rotor. Pilot fell from approx 7m.

Seriously Injured
6 Jun 2013 Male 47 Pilot Parlick
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Strong
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Escape
S'tream

Pilot suffered multiple collapses while attempting to top land in turbulent and thermic conditions. Pilot fell from 8m and was then dragged.

Seriously Injured
2 Jun 2013 Male 40 Pilot Rushup Edge
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Bi Golden

While coming in for a slope landing the wind changed to a slight tail wind and the pilot encountered significant sink. Pilot landed fast with his leg extended.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

2 Jun 2013 Male 46 CP Firle
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 4

Pilot made turn above a group of paragliding students on the ground. As he passed over one of the students launched his wing. The pilot's feet became tangled in the glider and he braked and landed safely. Student admitted they did not look before launching.

Unhurt
1 Jun 2013 Male 53 Pilot XClent
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Nova
Factor 2

Pilot tripped while on takeoff run. Fell and broke arm.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

31 May 2013 Male 34 Beddingham
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Apco
Prima

Student made good launch but twisted ankle while running.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

26 May 2013 Male 0 Long Mynd
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Moyes
Litespeed S

Pilot came in for top landing still in prone and on the base bar. Immediately prior to landing the hang glider wing struck the rear of a paraglider pilot who was packing his wing in the landing area. The hang glider crashed and the nose of the glider struck the pilot on the back of his neck.

Seriously Injured:
Cervical Spine

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 24 April 2017 at 04:30:10 AM

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