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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
26 Jul 2012 Male 57 AP Chabre
France
5-10 Km/h
Moderate

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Wills Wing
T2C

Pilot encountered lift on landing and glider turned. Pilot recovered but landed still turning. Glider hit the ground with one upright and spun round. Pilot unclipped the glider was flipped over by gust of wind causing some damage.

Unhurt
25 Jul 2012 Male 48 Pilot Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Peak 2

Pilot attempted to turn in thermal but was too low. Braked hard and wing collapsed. Pilot impacted heavily.

Minor Injuries
24 Jul 2012 Male 47 CP Milk Hill
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Sky Paragliders
Antea 2

Pilot spun glider while thermalling at low level. Glider collapsed and pilot impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

24 Jul 2012 Male 41 Milk Hill
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 3

Student landed downwind and stumbled on landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

22 Jul 2012 Male 53 CP Barton on Sea
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Freex

Pilot was ridge soaring close to cliff top. Pilot misjudged turn and collided with cliff top before being dragged over cliff by glider.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

20 Jul 2012 Female 32 Firle
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Airwave
Wave

Student made approach to top landing but did not have sufficient height. Student flew through tree before falling down the other side.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

15 Jul 2012 Male 60 Pilot Rybury
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Sprint Evo

Pilot got foot caught in lines during launch. On freeing foot a strong gust lifted the glider and pilot with a twist in the risers. Pilot was dumped over spine back ridge.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

14 Jul 2012 Male 30 Pilot Zani Pass
Pakistan
15-20 Km/h
Strong
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Golden 3

Pilot encountered strong thermal on final approach and applied 'big ears' and speed bar. No further recollections due to crash.

Seriously Injured
14 Jul 2012 Male 54 Pilot Lasham
United Kingdom


Other
Powered
Wing:
Barford
Betterfly

Engine:

Brooks
William

During 'human powered' flight, joystick assembly became detached. Aircraft crash from 2m.

Unhurt
10 Jul 2012 Male 43 AP Chelan
United States
5-10 Km/h
Strong
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mantra M4

Pilot encountered sever turbulence close to base causing glider to dive and spiral. Pilot tried to recover but lines became twisted. Pilot deployed parachute then struggled to get glider under control and prevent down plane. Finally controlled glider at 100m AGL.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 25 March 2017 at 04:30:07 AM

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