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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
14 Nov 2009 Male 51 Under training Agrougour
Morocco
20-27 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mojo 3

Pilot collided with rocky outcrop while ridge soaring.

Fatal
5 Nov 2009 Male 52 Club Pilot Nigels
Morocco
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Fiesta

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while ridge soaring. Harness chest strap set to 52cm.

Fatal
1 Nov 2009 Male 51 Pilot N/A
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Apco
Allegra

Pilot noticed excessive wear on brake line pulley (attached to riser) making it possible to jam brake line.

None
28 Oct 2009 Male 56 Pilot Eypes West BAy
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Gradient
Aspen

Pilot had Airprox with Sea King helicopter while coastal flying in Devon. Suffered asymmetric collapse but landed safely.

none
27 Oct 2009 Male 66 Pilot Newhaven Cliffs
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sky
Antea

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on landing approach.

Punctured lungs, fr L1 vertebra
22 Oct 2009 Male 51 Club Pilot El Cuchillo
Spain
28-34 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Independence
Merlin

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse as a result of a mid air collision with another paraglider. Pilot deployed parachute and landed on top of the ridge.

Bruised foot
18 Oct 2009 Male 37 Under training Stenning Bowl
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gin
Bolero

Pilot jumped into harness after short run but then touched down again. Stopped running and glider overflew pulling pilot over onto arm.

Dislocated shoulder, fr upper arm.
13 Oct 2009 Male 44 Under training Curium
Cyprus
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Advance
Alpha 3

Pilot stepped on uneven ground on landing.

Fr ankle
10 Oct 2009 Male 32 Club Pilot Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Presta

Pilot inflated glider just as second pilot was flying low over the take-off area. Airborne pilot struck inflated glider causing his glider to stall. Landed heavily.

none
10 Oct 2009 Male 49 Club Pilot Dunstable Down
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Wave

Pilot flew low across take off area just as another pilot inflated his glider to launch. Pilot struck launching canopy causing his own wing to stall. Pilot landed heavily.

Fr vertebra
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 25 March 2017 at 04:30:07 AM

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