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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
22 Jun 2010 Male 66 Pilot Eype
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Helicopter passed close to paraglider pilots soaring the cliffs.

none
21 Jun 2010 Male 40 Pilot Snowdon
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron

Pilot became disoriented went off course during flight down Snowdon. Suffered asymmetric collapses on lee of spur.

Fractured feet, legs, pelvis and spine.
19 Jun 2010 Male 54 Pilot Monks Down
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Airborne
Sting 3

Pilot misjudged approach and crashed into fence.

none
18 Jun 2010 Male 21 Under training Blaenavon
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Rookie

Student overcorrected shortly after take off resulting in pendulum into hillside. No injuries.

none
18 Jun 2010 Male 46 Pilot Bo Peep
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Air
Atos 14.5

On approach glider hit by thermal which turned glider towards trees. Wing struck tree causing glider to turn and pitch down. Landed heavily.

None
17 Jun 2010 Male 69 Club Pilot Treak Cliff
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mojo

Whilst ridge soaring on a thermic day, pilot heard contact with his wing. Had made contact with another pilot who was higher and flying in opposite direction. Had not seen other pilot.

none
17 Jun 2010 Female 21 Under training Treak Cliff
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Logic

Student misjudged vertical separation while ridge soaring and failed to turn away before scraping over top of oncoming glider. Both carried on flying.

none
17 Jun 2010 Male 51 Pilot Pandy
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Geo 2

Pilot misjudged wind gradient on landing and overshot landing area. Struck railway sleeper on landing.

Fr tib and fib
13 Jun 2010 Female 34 Club Pilot




On repacking a chute that had been previously thrown, packer discovered either apex line stretched or main lines shrunk. Packing tab had been ripped off. Did not repack and reffered to manufacturer.

none
12 Jun 2010 Male 47 Club Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Mamboo

Pilot had been seen to be flying erratically before flying at speed into the hillside.

Fractured vertebra
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 26 May 2017 at 04:30:07 AM

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