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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
18 Aug 2010 Male 37 Club Pilot Tinto South
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bolero

Pilot got into difficulties in strong wind and was seen to drift back over top of hill where he subsequently crashed.

Back injuries
15 Aug 2010 Male 42 Pilot Aonach Mor
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova

Pilot encountered unexpected sink on approach and turned sharply to avoid parked cars. Glider stalled and pilot landed heavily.

Fr Vertebra
10 Aug 2010 Male 63 Pilot Disgwylfa Fawr
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Boomerang sport

Pilot hit sink on approach and was not able to get legs down before harness struck rock hidden by the grass.

Fr Vertebra
8 Aug 2010 Male 42 Advanced Pilot Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Axis
Vega 2

Pilot suffered mid-air collision with another paraglider. Luckily, both landed safely as contact was minimal.

None
8 Aug 2010 Male 49 Advanced Pilot N Ireland
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Foot (Forward)


Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on approach.

Fr Vertebrae
27 Jul 2010 Male 48 Pilot Harlech
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Nova
Ibex

Pilot did not manage to get airborne in prevailing conditions and crashed into wall at end of launch area.

Fractured heel and wrist.
23 Jul 2010 Male 47 Club Pilot Selsley
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Wave

Pilot suffered black out while on final approach and landed heavily.

Grazed face
23 Jul 2010 Male 42 Club Pilot Perran Sands
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Buzz 2

Pilot landed heavily while still in turn, having avoided another pilot who had lifted his wing into the air close to chosen landing spot.

Fr wrist
19 Jul 2010 Male 42 Under training Mount Caburn
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Skywalk

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at 15m agl. Glider dived on recovery and pilot hit the ground hard.

Fr shoulder and leg
17 Jul 2010 Male 58 Club Pilot Long Mynd
United Kingdom
28-34 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Moyes
Xtralite 164

While thermalling pilot noticed velcro holding parachute was coming undone. Pilot attempted to prevent chute falling out but was unable and chute deployed. Pilot landed heavily in head down position sustaining cuts and bruises.

Bruising to arms and shoulder. Cut eye.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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