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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
30 Jun 2010 Male 35 Under training Bennan
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Ozone
Mojo 3

Student was briefed for soaring flight but lost lift and headed to bottom landing. Student landed crosswind with no plf.

Badly sprained ankle
27 Jun 2010 Male 41 Pilot Clatter
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Aeros
Stealth kpl

Pilot had mid-air collision while thermalling during a competition. Pilot attempted to land normally but glider became unstable and pilot crashed.

bruising and muscle strain
27 Jun 2010 Male 57 Advanced Pilot Clatter
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Airborne
Rev

Pilot had mid-air collision while thermalling during a competition. Collision resulted in damage to glider and pilot deployed emergency parachute. Combination of head down attitude and very small parachute resulted in severe injury to the pilot.

Fr vertebrae
27 Jun 2010 Male 48 Pilot Mt Caburn
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
UP
Trango XC

Pilot caused glider to spin while attempting to thermal on a demo wing. Pilot deliberately stalled, to avoid rotating into hill and crashed heavily.

Sore shoulder
27 Jun 2010 Male 53 Pilot Eyam Edge
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mantra M3

Pilot encountered turbulent air on way to landing field. Recovered from a number of collapses but then could not reach chosen field. Forced to land in tree.

None
25 Jun 2010 Male 54 Under training Charlton Clump
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Independence
Merlin

Student failed to flare on landing.

Fr ankle
24 Jun 2010 Male 56 Club Pilot Chia
Spain
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Rush 2

Pilot misjudged approach and collided with wall.

Fractured ankle
23 Jun 2010 Male 37 Kimmeridge
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Avian
Clubman

Pilot misjudged approach and was still in turn as he hit the ground. Broke leading edge and upright but pilot ok.

none
22 Jun 2010 Male 66 Pilot Eype
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Helicopter passed close to paraglider pilots soaring the cliffs.

none
21 Jun 2010 Male 40 Pilot Snowdon
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron

Pilot became disoriented went off course during flight down Snowdon. Suffered asymmetric collapses on lee of spur.

Fractured feet, legs, pelvis and spine.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 20 September 2017 at 04:30:34 AM

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