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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
2 Oct 2010 Female 47 Club Pilot Horcum
United Kingdom
28-34 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Rookie

Pilot lost control of glider while attempting to launch in strengthening wind conditions. Pilot was pulled by wing and twisted knee.

Torn knee ligaments
1 Oct 2010 Male 41 Pilot St Andre
France


Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
XC2

Pilot suffered unintentional parachute deployment while on approach. Landed in/through tree without injury.

None
28 Sep 2010 Male 21 Cox Tor
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Moyes

Pilot lost control of glider while being taught by his father who was not an instructor. Pilot flew into hill downwind.

Fractures to femur and both humerus.
26 Sep 2010 Male 61 Pilot Corn Ridge
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Rush

Pilot was overflown by police helicopter with a height difference of approx 200ft.

None
26 Sep 2010 Male 47 Pilot Corn Ridge
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
U-Turn
U2

Pilot entered spin at low level while flying tandem landing heavily.

Chipped vertebra
21 Sep 2010 Male Under training Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Ozone
Roadster

Engine:

Parajet
Micro

Student attempted to take off with control line wrapped around riser. Powered off and aborted launch.

none
19 Sep 2010 Male 67 Pilot Dungiven West
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Paramania
Rev 2

Pilot decided to top land due to increasing wind. Touched down but was dragged into boulder.

3 fractured ribs and collapsed lung.
19 Sep 2010 Male 63 Club Pilot Otivar
Spain
0-11 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 7

Pilot misjudged height on approach and in bleeding off height encountered severe sink. Pilot hit roadside barrier.

Fractured spine
16 Sep 2010 Male 33 Club Pilot St Agnes
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Artax

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while on approach. Struck rock.

Fractured knee
12 Sep 2010 Female 26 Under training Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Sky
Fides

Student grabbed line as glider was caught by wind.

Line burn to hand
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 20 September 2017 at 04:30:34 AM

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