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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 May 2011 Male 39 Club Pilot Chale Terrace
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Independence
Merlin

Pilot misjudged approach in weakening conditions and landed heavily.

Fr fibula, dislocated ankle.
11 May 2011 Male 33 Pilot Shrivenham
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Ozone
Rush 3

Tow yoke came apart at approx 600ft. Pilot released and landed safely.

None
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
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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