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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
11 Nov 2012 Female 44 Firle
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Airwave
Logic

Student failed to stand up out of harness and flare for landing. Landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

31 Oct 2012 Male 49 AP Bir
India
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Independence
Pioneer

While gliding on full speed bar the pilot had mid air collision with Griffon vulture which became entangled in glider lines. Glider stalled and after attempting to dislodge bird pilot deployed parachute. Bird fell away and pilot landed in 35m pine tree. Pilot climbed down uninjured.

Unhurt
27 Oct 2012 Male 64 CP North Hill
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Moyes
Litespeed RS

Pilot made inadequate run on take off in marginal conditions. Glider dropped a wing and rotated back into the hillside before ground looping.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

20 Oct 2012 Male 27 CP Fair Snape Fell
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

Pilot was lifted off the ground facing the wrong direction while attempting to launch in strong winds. Pilot failed to control the glider before it turned and impacted the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

20 Oct 2012 Male 60 Legzira Bowl
Morocco
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 3

Student launched but drifted to right and hit foot on large rock.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

14 Oct 2012 Male 33 Pilot Rhossili
United Kingdom
35-40 Km/h

Speedflyer/Miniwing
Foot
Ozone
Fazer

Pilot was soaring mini wing and misjudged downwind beat. Impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

9 Oct 2012 Male 61 Pilot Palmorat
Spain
15-20 Km/h
Strong
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 3

Pilot suffered frontal collapse that dived in front. Glider recovered with 50% cravat. Glider began to spiral so pilot deployed parachute. Parachute did not open and rotated around pilot. Parachute opened a little just before pilot impacted.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

6 Oct 2012 Male 43 CP Hill Farm
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h

Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Not recorded

Pilot was being winched when weak link broke at 10m. Pilot landed heavily on feet then back.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

22 Sep 2012 Male 50 Pilot Sywell Aerodrome
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate

Rigid Hang Glider
Aero Tow
AIR
Atos C

On launching the pilot could not move left hand down to base bar as it had become jammed in the join between upright and rear wire. Pilot was able to continue launch with one hand and then release jammed hand.

Unhurt
22 Sep 2012 Male 44 Pilot Private airfield
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h

Powered PG
Axis
Pluto 2 Power
Fly Products
Kompress

Pilot was running up engine when another glider got sucked into prop.

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

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