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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
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.
20 Jan 2011 Male 19 Under training Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Wills Wing
Falcon 2

Student failed to brace during launch and was pulled through A frame.

Cut chin
3 Jan 2011 Male 48 Pilot Stanage
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Skywalk
Chili

Pilot lost control of glider and stalled to the ground.

Fractured ribs and shoulder.
23 Dec 2010 Male 39 Club Pilot Sarangkot
Nepal
0-11 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Niviuk
Artik 2

Pilot was lifted off feet and then dragged while in process of turning during reverse launch.

Fractured and dislocated ankle
11 Dec 2010 Female 44 Club Pilot Pendle Hill
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Sol
Prymus 2

Pilot attempted forward launch to fly down to landing area. On doing so, her knee gave way and dislocated.

Dislocated knee
9 Dec 2010 Male 85 Pilot Sennon Cove
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird

Pilot misjudged approach and landed on house roof.

None
5 Dec 2010 Male 36 Under training Firle
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
U-Turn
Infinity 2

Student did not flare fully on landing and landed with both feet out in front.

Sprained ankle
17 Nov 2010 Male 46 Under training Ronda la Vieja
Spain
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Fiesta 2

Students had mid air collision at low level while soaring. Landed heavily.

Fractured pelvis
16 Nov 2010 Male 59 Under training Ronda la Vieja
Spain
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Sky Paragliders
Anakis

On final approach student allowed the glider to pitch forward. He then over corrected resulting in a diving pendulum to the ground.

Fractured pelvis
14 Nov 2010 Male 49 Under training Talfyndd
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bolero 3

Student inflated glider but caught foot on tussock of grass while turning.

Fractured fib and tib
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 21 March 2018 at 05:45:06 AM

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