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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
30 Jul 2011 Female 25 Under training Bewaldeth
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gin
Bolero

Student stumbled while running with canopy overhead.

Dislocated (and relocated) shoulder
29 Jul 2011 Male 53 Pilot Bo Peep
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Sprint

Pilot misjudged conditions on approach to top landing. Landed fast and was pulled over.

Fr radius
28 Jul 2011 Male 50 Club Pilot Mt Caburn
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
UP
Ascent 2

Pilot got out of position and caught in turbulent air. Crashed into barb-wire fence.

Bruised leg, cuts and scratches.
27 Jul 2011 Male 56 Pilot Monks Down
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 4

Just after take off one of the chest strap buckles popped open. It was found to have jammed in the open position. Pilot landed safely.

None
24 Jul 2011 Male 62 Advanced Pilot Magilligan
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Bi Beta 2

Passenger caught foot on landing and injured knee.

Torn knee tendon
24 Jul 2011 Male 60 Pilot Bethel
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered HG
Powered
Wing:
Airwave
Magic 4

Engine:

Doodlebug

Rear wire broke during aborted take-off.

None
23 Jul 2011 Male 25 Club Pilot Cairn Coedog
United Kingdom
28-34 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Sprint Evo

Pilot lost height while attempting to thermal resulting in 360 degree turn too close to the ridge. Pilot struck rock with underside of harness.

Fr L3 vertebra
11 Jul 2011 Male 54 Advanced Pilot Bradwell
United Kingdom



Ozone
Delta

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse in rough conditions at low level leading to cascade and spin. Pilot crashed unhurt into bushes.

None
11 Jul 2011 Male 51 Club Pilot Bradwell
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Mac
Eden 3

On approach to landing pilot suspects he may have encountered rotor turbulence. Pilot landed heavily from 40ft.

Fr pelvis and vertebrae. Dislocated shoulder.
10 Jul 2011 Male 44 Pilot Swinside, Lorton Valley
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Omega 8

Flying slowly to degrade glide on final approach to small field, pilot stalled lhs and spun into ground.

Ruptured bladder
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 17 October 2017 at 04:33:10 AM

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