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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
25 Apr 2011 Female 33 Under training Rabon
France
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Wave

Student failed to flare after low hop and did not run on landing so fell over.

Fractured heel.
24 Apr 2011 Male 43 Pilot Clough Head
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Swift

Pilot suffered major collapse and stall having failed to notice brake lines knotted to C lines during pre-flight checks.

Fr L2 vertebra. Fr wrist. Sprained ankle.
23 Apr 2011 Male 51 Clench Common
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Thermic

Hang Glider Rigid
Aero Tow
Atos
VR

Pilot aborted initial landing field due to horses and landed in crop. Spooked horse but no harm done.

None
17 Apr 2011 Female 31 Pilot Malverns
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Buzz

Pilot failed to carry out adequate pre flight check and turned wrong way on reverse launch. Pilot lost control and caught foot on another glider causing some damage.

None
10 Apr 2011 Male 36 Pilot Myreton
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Prion

Pilot lost height while soaring and failed to account for shape of hill/slope. Landed heavily on rock.

Crushed T11 vertebra
8 Apr 2011 Male 24 Under training Merthyr
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Advance
Alpha 4

Student failed to get fully in to wind for landing and also failed to flare. Landed heavily.

Fractured foot
28 Mar 2011 Male 37 Under training Moel Feity
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Advance
Alpha 4

Student made normal flight but stumbled on landing.

Fr finger
25 Mar 2011 Male 32 Club Pilot Sunrise landing site
Nepal



Airwave

Pilot misjudged approach and came in too high. Collided with wall.

Fractured foot
22 Mar 2011 Male 28 Under training Heol Senni
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 4

Student misjudged approach and struck foot on rocks.

Possible fr heel.
21 Mar 2011 Male 31 Under training Clench Common
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Team 5
Green

Student went off-line while on tow and did not correct course when prompted. Winch operator cut power and student landed heavily from 5m.

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

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