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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
9 Dec 2010 Male 85 Pilot Sennon Cove
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird

Pilot misjudged approach and landed on house roof.

None
5 Dec 2010 Male 36 Under training Firle
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
U-Turn
Infinity 2

Student did not flare fully on landing and landed with both feet out in front.

Sprained ankle
17 Nov 2010 Male 46 Under training Ronda la Vieja
Spain
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Fiesta 2

Students had mid air collision at low level while soaring. Landed heavily.

Fractured pelvis
16 Nov 2010 Male 59 Under training Ronda la Vieja
Spain
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Sky Paragliders
Anakis

On final approach student allowed the glider to pitch forward. He then over corrected resulting in a diving pendulum to the ground.

Fractured pelvis
14 Nov 2010 Male 49 Under training Talfyndd
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bolero 3

Student inflated glider but caught foot on tussock of grass while turning.

Fractured fib and tib
14 Nov 2010 Male 41 Pilot Bradwell
United Kingdom
28-34 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 7

Pilot encountered severe turbulence on approach to land, possibly due to wave. Glider surged and pilot was swung into ground.

Fractured vertebra and heel.
31 Oct 2010 Male 43 Advanced Pilot Lords seat
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Aeros
Combat L

Pilot rigged in long grass and did not notice batten going over the leading edge instead of under. Caused turn in flight and pilot landed quickly.

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

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