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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
28 Mar 2010 Male 62 Pilot Big fat repack
United Kingdom





Pilot found parachute impossible to deploy at BFR when it had been ok previously. Discovered it had rotated in harness causing jam. Solved by changing position of deployment handle from centre loop to side loop on deployment bag.

none
27 Mar 2010 Male 36 Under training Muggery
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima

Student twisted ankle on landing after short, low hop.

Fr ankle
22 Mar 2010 Male 46 Club Pilot Legzira
Morocco
12-19 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Paramania
Fusion

Pilot lost control of glider on take-off in variable wind conditions. Crashed into rocks.

Dislocated shoulder, broken ribs, punctured lung, cut eye
13 Mar 2010 Male 35 Club Pilot Coombe Gibbet
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Buzz

Pilot landed normally on slope/top landing when wing caused him to twist and fall over.

Sprained knee ligaments
10 Mar 2010 Male 43 Under training Nigels
Morocco
20-27 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Ozone
Electron

While on a soaring task, student turned towards hill and landed heavily amongst rocks.

Sprained ankle, cuts and bruises to arms and legs
8 Mar 2010 Male 50 Pilot Blease Fell
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Mentor

Pilot lost height immediately after take-off and struck rock on approach to landing.

Fr arm
7 Mar 2010 Male 47 Club Pilot Nigels
Morocco
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Buzz

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level having drifted behind ridge in 360.

Fr Vertebrae
6 Mar 2010 Male 46 Under training Simon Fell
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Wave

During ground training student used heavy control inputs causing glider to collapse. Student fell forward dislocating previously injured shoulder.

Dislocated shoulder
1 Mar 2010 Male 48 Under training Merthyr
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Rookie

Student got too close to ridge while attempting to ridge soar. Hit ridge.

Bruised arm
1 Mar 2010 Male 36 Under training SE landing field
Spain
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Element

Student grabbed risers and lifted legs during initial practice hop. Fell forward onto knee.

Bruised knee
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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