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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.

If a "formal investigation" has been undertaken into one of the incidents listed below, a link to the relevant formal report will be displayed below the incident date.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
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
15 Sep 2012 Male 44 Rhossili
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Airwave
Harmony

Student launched glider but then stumbled and fell over on to outstretched arm.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14 Sep 2012 Male 45 CP St Vincent
France
15-20 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Sprint

Pilot attempted top landing but did not have sufficient height and landed with tail wind. Heavy impact.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

8 Sep 2012 Male 59 Muggery
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 2

Student failed to flare correctly and sat down on landing twisting ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

8 Sep 2012 Male 50 AP Golden Ball
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Boomerang X

Pilot suffered symmetric collapse at low level and was not able to fully recover glider before hitting the ground in a slow turn. Glider fell over tree.

Unhurt
4 Sep 2012 Male 40 Bell Hill
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Apco
Tetra

Student put foot down hole obscured by long grass on landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

18 Aug 2012 Male 33 Plaine Joux
France
0-5 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 5

Student made good landing approach but encountered lift in landing field causing student to overshoot and hit parked car.

Unhurt
13 Aug 2012 Female 40 The Terrace
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Syntax

Student took off for cliff soaring flight but became pinned by stronger than anticipated winds. Student was blown back into rotor and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

11 Aug 2012 Male 51 Pilot Mendlesham
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Airborne
C2

Shortly after the launch the pilot discovered the second tow line was hooked over the release levers. Glider entered lockout and winch man cut power and line enabling pilot to make recovery and land.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 20 October 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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