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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
11 Oct 2011 Male 67 Under training Lijar Levante
Spain
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Element

Student suffered mid-air collision with student from another school. Both landed safely.

None
4 Oct 2011 Male 29 Milk Hill
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Speedflyer/Miniwing
Foot (Assisted)
Gin
Bobcat

Pilot applied too much brake after launch and stalled glider. Landed heavily.

Whiplash and sprained knee
2 Oct 2011 Female 12 Under training North Luffenham
20-27 km/h
Gusts

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Waterbird
Magnum

Canopy went off line on launch. Launch aborted and student landed heavily.

Sprained knee
1 Oct 2011 Male 25 Under training Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima

Student landed in gentle turn and did not flare hard enough. Landed awkwardly.

Fr ankle
30 Sep 2011 Male 55 Club Pilot Tinto
United Kingdom
41-48 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Swift

Pilot was seen to take off in extremely strong winds before being blown back into a dry stone wall.

Fatal
24 Sep 2011 Male 32 Under training Mount Caburn
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Wave

Student failed to execute proper flare on landing.

Fr wrist
20 Sep 2011 Male 45 Club Pilot Annecy
France
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Buzz 3

Pilot approached down wind and crashed into trees and house. Radio found to be on wrong frequency.

Injured back, ribs and concussion.
18 Sep 2011 Male 30 Under training Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Logic

Student failed to follow flight plan and flew over trees. Realising he would not clear the trees he executed tree landing procedure.

None
13 Sep 2011 Male 58 Under training Signal DBisanne
France
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Independence
Cruzer 2

Student encountered unexpected sink on approach and glider caught on low voltage power line.

None
12 Sep 2011 Male 54 Under training Planfait
France
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Aeros
Style 2

Student lost control of glider while ridge soaring. Landed heavily.

Chipped teeth
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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