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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
3 Mar 2011 Male 52 Club Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
28-34 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Avian
Rio

Pilot attempted 360 degree turn but struck hill before completing the turn.

Fatal
25 Feb 2011 Male 42 Under training Nigels place
Morocco
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student was flying too close to slope and hit sink. Landed heavily.

torn ankle ligaments
19 Feb 2011 Male 41 Under training Talfynudd
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student had mid air collision with another pilot. Both landed safely.

None
10 Feb 2011 Male 45 Under training Lijar
Spain
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Fiesta 2

Student completed RH 360 turn but spun glider attempting LH 360. Glider cravated but student managed to land countering the rotation with opposite brake.

None
26 Jan 2011 Male 29 Advanced Pilot Mt Beauty Airfield
Australia


Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)


Pilot was on approach to land and lost control of glider.

20 Jan 2011 Male 50 Club Pilot Firle
United Kingdom
28-34 km/h
Gusts

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Moyes
Litespeed S 4

Pilot attempted launch from further down slope due to failed previous launch. Was not able to clear fence and crashed down slope.

Fractured cheek and facial lacerations.
20 Jan 2011 Male 19 Under training Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Wills Wing
Falcon 2

Student failed to brace during launch and was pulled through A frame.

Cut chin
3 Jan 2011 Male 48 Pilot Stanage
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Skywalk
Chili

Pilot lost control of glider and stalled to the ground.

Fractured ribs and shoulder.
23 Dec 2010 Male 39 Club Pilot Sarangkot
Nepal
0-11 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Niviuk
Artik 2

Pilot was lifted off feet and then dragged while in process of turning during reverse launch.

Fractured and dislocated ankle
11 Dec 2010 Female 44 Club Pilot Pendle Hill
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Sol
Prymus 2

Pilot attempted forward launch to fly down to landing area. On doing so, her knee gave way and dislocated.

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

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