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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
24 Oct 2010 Male 49 Advanced Pilot Dharamshala
India
0-11 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Nova
Factor

Pilot made poor judgement while attempting to land in unfamiliar area. Had to make tight, low turn to avoid power lines and crashed into parked car.

Fracture L1 vertebra
20 Oct 2010 Male 45 Club Pilot Valle de Abdalajas
Spain
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Moyes
Lightspeed

Pilot was flying too slow and misstimed flare when attempting first ever upslope, crosswind landing. Landed heavily.

Fractured humerus
20 Oct 2010 Male 56 Pilot St Agnes
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone

Pilot lost footing on landing and was dragged into car.

Fractured pelvis
17 Oct 2010 Male 54 Under training Challow Hill Farm
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Dudek
Nemo

Student went off line on tow and stumbled on landing.

Strained shoulder
17 Oct 2010 Female 63 Pilot Nth Luffenham
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Harley
288

Pilot misjudged approach and landed heavily.

Fractured fibula
16 Oct 2010 Male 27 Club Pilot Carrock Fell
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Geo

Pilot was seen to be initiating alternating left and right turns, possibly attempting wingovers, while ridge soaring. He then suffered an asymmetric collapse. The glider rotated a number of times before crashing into the hill.

severe head injuries, fr vertebra, fr collar bone.
15 Oct 2010 Male 59 Pilot Firle
United Kingdom
28-34 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sky
Antea

Pilot was dragged into wall in gusty conditions.

Head injuries, bruising.
2 Oct 2010 Female 47 Club Pilot Horcum
United Kingdom
28-34 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Rookie

Pilot lost control of glider while attempting to launch in strengthening wind conditions. Pilot was pulled by wing and twisted knee.

Torn knee ligaments
1 Oct 2010 Male 41 Pilot St Andre
France


Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
XC2

Pilot suffered unintentional parachute deployment while on approach. Landed in/through tree without injury.

None
28 Sep 2010 Male 21 Cox Tor
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Moyes

Pilot lost control of glider while being taught by his father who was not an instructor. Pilot flew into hill downwind.

Fractures to femur and both humerus.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 30 April 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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