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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
11 Mar 2011 Male 39 Club Pilot Compton Whites
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron

Pilot misjudged conditions and sunk out ending up in the sea. Removed harness and pulled glider onto rocks then rescued by Coast Guard.

None
5 Mar 2011 Male 34 Club Pilot Whitewool
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Arcus 5

Pilot landed safely after short cross country flight. Due to wind being stronger than expected, pilot landed in field adjacent to the one intended. Grazing horse was spooked slightly.

None
5 Mar 2011 Male 36 Club Pilot Murrone, Braemar
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Nova
Prion

Pilot misjudged approach and had to take evasive action to avoid a power line. Landed on deer fence but uninjured.

None
4 Mar 2011 Male 79 Pilot Whitewool
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 4

Pilot suffered large asymmetric collapse at 10m in gusty, thermic conditions. Rotated and crashed into hillside.

Fractured vertebrae and pelvis.
3 Mar 2011 Male 52 Club Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
28-34 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Avian
Rio

Pilot attempted 360 degree turn but struck hill before completing the turn.

Fatal
25 Feb 2011 Male 42 Under training Nigels place
Morocco
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student was flying too close to slope and hit sink. Landed heavily.

torn ankle ligaments
19 Feb 2011 Male 41 Under training Talfynudd
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student had mid air collision with another pilot. Both landed safely.

None
10 Feb 2011 Male 45 Under training Lijar
Spain
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Fiesta 2

Student completed RH 360 turn but spun glider attempting LH 360. Glider cravated but student managed to land countering the rotation with opposite brake.

None
26 Jan 2011 Male 29 Advanced Pilot Mt Beauty Airfield
Australia


Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)


Pilot was on approach to land and lost control of glider.

20 Jan 2011 Male 50 Club Pilot Firle
United Kingdom
28-34 km/h
Gusts

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Moyes
Litespeed S 4

Pilot attempted launch from further down slope due to failed previous launch. Was not able to clear fence and crashed down slope.

Fractured cheek and facial lacerations.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 19 February 2018 at 04:30:09 AM

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