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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
1 Aug 2009 Male 68 Pilot Perranporth
United Kingdom
35-40 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Hi Way

Pilot suffered high speed stall on modified prototype hang glider.

Fr C2 vertebra
25 Jul 2009 Male 36 Pilot Sutton Meadows
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Airborne
C2

Pilot failed to hold trolley rope during aerotow launch. Glider lifted prematurely, rotating to the right and impacted heavily.

Dislocated shoulder
25 Jul 2009 Male 45 Club Pilot Milk Hill
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bolero 3

Pilot was about to launch when another shouted stop, thinking they saw a knot. On turning back to face the glider and applying brake, pilot was lifted off his feet and back up the slope.

Fr wrist
8 Jul 2009 Male 60 Club Pilot Parlick
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Epsilon

On approach, pilot left his turn into wind too late leaving no time to execute an effective flare. Pilot landed hard on harness and outstretched arm.

Dislocated elbow
2 Jul 2009 Male 37 Advanced Pilot Laragne
France
20-27 km/h
Gusts

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Moyes
RS

While on final glide to goal field pilot was caught out by increased wind and was forced to land short in turbulent air. Glider nosed in hard and pilot could not release uprights quick enough.

Fr little finger, cut leg.
2 Jul 2009 Male 48 Pilot Ceret
France
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Independence
Dragon 3

Pilot tripped running off nil wind landing.

Fr wrist
21 Jun 2009 Female 45 Club Pilot Coombe Gibbet
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Bright

Pilot lost control of glider while reverse launching and was dragged into another glider.

None
21 Jun 2009 Male 56 Club Pilot Herne Bay
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Wave

Pilot misjudged approach losing more height than expected in decreasing wind and with limited landing area due to tide being in. Landed in sea. Unclipped quickly and with help, recovered equipment safely.

none
20 Jun 2009 Male 51 Under training Muggery
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima

Student failed to execute full flare and jarred knee on landing.

Jarred knee
16 Jun 2009 Male 33 Club Pilot Windbank
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Rookie

Pilot was forced to top land having encountered strong sink after losing thermal. On turning to collapse glider the pilot was lifted back up then landed heavily on straight leg.

Fractured knee
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 28 April 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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