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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
23 Oct 2011 Female 36 Club Pilot Conil de la Frontera
Spain
20-27 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Niviuk
Hook 2

Pilot stalled glider from 10m as a result of slowing glider too much prior to landing.

Fr T10, T11 and L3 vertebrae.
15 Oct 2011 Male 40 Under training Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Atom

Student had perfect flight with good flare and soft landing. Somehow dislocated patella.

Dislocated patella.
15 Oct 2011 Male 52 Club Pilot Glyders
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Aspen 3

Pilot entered stall while thermalling. Glider rotated before stalling again. Pilot did not attempt to deploy emergency parachute and landed heavily.

Fr L1 and L2 vertebrae
15 Oct 2011 Male 57 Pilot Godrevy
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Rush 3

Pilot spun glider exiting 360 degree turn due to flying with insufficient airspeed.

Fr C6, C7 and T6 vertebrae
15 Oct 2011 Male 58 Pilot Mere
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 8

Pilot had airprox with sailplane. Report filed.

None
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
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 21 October 2017 at 04:30:07 AM

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