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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
1 Feb 2012 Male 35 CP Famara
Spain
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Avian
Amour

Pilot failed to make landing area and was caught in lee of sandbank. Glider dropped wing and pilot did not let go of 'A' frame.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

28 Jan 2012 Male 42 Crieff
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Variable

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Dudek
Reaction

Engine:

Parajet
Cyclone

Due to poor lookout pilot had mid-air collision with another paramotor pilot and became entangled. Both pilots came down under one parachute as the other failed to deploy.

Fr vertebrae
28 Jan 2012 Male 35 Crieff
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Variable

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Dudek
Reaction TST

Engine:

PAP
1400 ROS 125

Due to poor lookout pilot had mid-air collision with another paramotor pilot and became entangled. Both pilots came down under one parachute as the other failed to deploy.

Sprained ankle
28 Jan 2012 Male 35 None Crieff
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Dudek
Reaction TST

Engine:

PAP
ROS125

Pilot was involved in a mid-air collision with another paramotor and became entangled. Pilot successfully deployed parachute and both pilots came down under the one chute as other failed to deploy.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

28 Jan 2012 Male 42 CP Crieff
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Dudek
Reaction

Engine:

Parajet
Cyclone

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paramotor pilot and became entangled. Came down under other pilot's parachute as other failed to deploy.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

10 Jan 2012 Male 31 None Hambrook
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Paramania
Fusion

Engine:

Bulldog
Spirit

While practising low level manoeuvres the pilot applied too much brake (against the engine torque) and spun the glider.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

9 Jan 2012 Male 64 Pilot Bishop Hill
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Mamboo

Pilot inflated glider in gusty conditions and was lifted up and dumped down on shoulder.

Fr collarbone
9 Jan 2012 Male 64 Pilot Bishop Hill
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mamboo

The pilot built a wall with his paraglider in preparation to launch. As he launched the glider a gust of wind lifted him off his feet and he fell heavily on his shoulder.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

8 Jan 2012 Male 41 Under training Ditchling Beacon
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Mojo 110-130

Student failed to flare on landing and slid in seated catching foot in soft earth.

Fr fibula and tibia
8 Jan 2012 Male 41 Ditchling Beacon
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo

Student did not flare on landing and stayed in seated position. Caught foot under harness seat.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 29 March 2017 at 04:30:07 AM

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