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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
20 Oct 2012 Male 60 Legzira Bowl
Morocco
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 3

Student launched but drifted to right and hit foot on large rock.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

14 Oct 2012 Male 33 Pilot Rhossili
United Kingdom
35-40 Km/h

Speedflyer/Miniwing
Foot
Ozone
Fazer

Pilot was soaring mini wing and misjudged downwind beat. Impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

9 Oct 2012 Male 61 Pilot Palmorat
Spain
15-20 Km/h
Strong
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 3

Pilot suffered frontal collapse that dived in front. Glider recovered with 50% cravat. Glider began to spiral so pilot deployed parachute. Parachute did not open and rotated around pilot. Parachute opened a little just before pilot impacted.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

6 Oct 2012 Male 43 CP Hill Farm
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h

Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Not recorded

Pilot was being winched when weak link broke at 10m. Pilot landed heavily on feet then back.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

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
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 13 December 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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