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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.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
17 Apr 2011 Female 31 Pilot Malverns
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Buzz

Pilot failed to carry out adequate pre flight check and turned wrong way on reverse launch. Pilot lost control and caught foot on another glider causing some damage.

None
10 Apr 2011 Male 36 Pilot Myreton
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Prion

Pilot lost height while soaring and failed to account for shape of hill/slope. Landed heavily on rock.

Crushed T11 vertebra
8 Apr 2011 Male 24 Under training Merthyr
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Advance
Alpha 4

Student failed to get fully in to wind for landing and also failed to flare. Landed heavily.

Fractured foot
28 Mar 2011 Male 37 Under training Moel Feity
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Advance
Alpha 4

Student made normal flight but stumbled on landing.

Fr finger
25 Mar 2011 Male 32 Club Pilot Sunrise landing site
Nepal



Airwave

Pilot misjudged approach and came in too high. Collided with wall.

Fractured foot
22 Mar 2011 Male 28 Under training Heol Senni
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 4

Student misjudged approach and struck foot on rocks.

Possible fr heel.
21 Mar 2011 Male 31 Under training Clench Common
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Team 5
Green

Student went off-line while on tow and did not correct course when prompted. Winch operator cut power and student landed heavily from 5m.

Torn knee ligaments
20 Mar 2011 Male 52 Club Pilot Beer Head
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Hi Way
Vision 5

Pilot made good landing having lost height while attempting to soar. Lost footing on pebble beach and fell on arm.

Fractured humerus
18 Mar 2011 Male 43 Club Pilot Montellena
Spain
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sky
Fides

Pilot was blown back over ridge into rotor. Pilot deployed emergency parachute and landed safely with only minor bruising.

Bruising
18 Mar 2011 Male 37 Under training Disgolfa
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Delite

Student completed short top to bottom flight but turned close to ground. Landed with speed and caught foot on tussock of grass.

Fractured fibula and tibia.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 20 October 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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