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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 Mar 2013 Male 54 Pilot Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Strong
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Aspen 4

Pilot flew into wind shadow while scratching in weak lift close to the slope and was dumped onto hill.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14 Mar 2013 Male 45 Pilot Black Mountains
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Strong
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 3

Having been caught out by strengthening winds the pilot landed and tried to deflate the glider using the B risers. Before the glider was collapsed the pilot fell backwards and was dragged for 25m.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

5 Mar 2013 Male 48 Folly Hill
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

Student inflated glider unevenly and was pulled sideways aggravating a previous knee injury.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

5 Mar 2013 Male 40 AP Warren
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Omega 7

Pilot took off with large knot in main AB line cascade. Managed to top land safely.

Unhurt
3 Mar 2013 Male 40 CP Pandy
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Peak 2

Pilot over-controlled glider resulting in a spin which twisted the risers. Pilot deployed parachute and landed safely.

Unhurt
2 Mar 2013 Male 61 Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 3

Pilot had mid air collision with another paraglider while ridge soaring in light conditions. Both landed unhurt.

Unhurt
2 Mar 2013 Male 56 Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h

Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Gin Gliders
Airflex

Pilot went off line on winch launch and instructor gave wrong directional command resulting in student going further off line and landing heavily on airbag.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

2 Mar 2013 Male 49 Mam Tor
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Air Design
Vita

Student had mid air collision with another paraglider. Both landed unhurt.

Unhurt
2 Mar 2013 Male 48 Pilot Blorenge
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Team 5
Blue

Pilot landed quicker than expected and bruised heel. Suspects possible tension on speed bar and/or lack of familiarity with glider.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

2 Mar 2013 Male 68 Pilot Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mantra M3

Pilot caught his foot during a slope landing.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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