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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 Jul 2011 Challow Hill Farm
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Dudek
Nucleon

Engine:

Polish
Vitorazzi Monster

Pilot made hesitant launch under power and attempted to abort but was too low to get feet under body. Pilot fell forward and finger struck prop.

Lacerated fingers
1 Jul 2011 Male 44 Pilot White Horse
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Variable

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Paramania
Revo 2

Engine:

Bulldog
Spirit Polini

During test flight of students equipment, instructor witnessed riser to line connector open up. Pilot landed safely. The connector was found to be poor quality.

None
27 Jun 2011 Female 31 Under training Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mojo 3

Student flew through strong thermal on top to bottom flight and suffered symmetric front collapse. Landed heavily.

winded
22 Jun 2011 Male 66 Pilot Plan Fait
France
0-11 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gin
Zulu

Pilot was caught out by strengthening wind and flew into turbulent air. Crashed heavily into trees.

Fr vertebrae, fr sternum and rib.
17 Jun 2011 Male 55 Pilot Black Knowe Head
United Kingdom
28-34 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Delta

Pilot entered stall while descending through heavy rain in strong, gusty conditions. Landed heavily.

Fr vertebra
14 Jun 2011 Female 50 Advanced Pilot Mere
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Golden 2

Pilot lost control of glider after asymmetric collapse and landed heavily.

Fr vertebra
14 Jun 2011 Male 61 Pilot Druim na Creige
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Rush

Pilot took off in windy conditions and found he was unable to penetrate as expected. Was blown back into turbulent air and landed on wall. PLF saved further injury.

Fr pelvis
4 Jun 2011 Male 37 Under training Skeagh
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Matrix

Pilot inflated glider asymmetrically and was pulled over onto shoulder.

Dislocated shoulder and chipped bone.
1 Jun 2011 Male 49 Advanced Pilot Milk Hill
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Rebel

Pilot suffered large asymmetric while at low level and impacted hard. Conditions had become thermic and turbulent.

Fr Vetrbrae, fr femur and fr ribs.
29 May 2011 Male 40 Pilot Plan Fait
France
0-11 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Rush 2

Pilot slowed glider too much during fast slope landing and stalled glider at approx 2m landing heavily on arm.

Fr radius and ulna
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 27 April 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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