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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
31 Aug 2010 Female 40 Under training Charlton Clumps
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Independence
Merlin

On first flight student took a few steps but then jumped before glider properly flying. Fell heavily on knee.

Torn ligaments in knee
30 Aug 2010 Male 40 Tinto North
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Wave

Pilot stalled glider at about 10m while on approach.

Back injuries
29 Aug 2010 Male 47 Advanced Pilot St Andre Les Alps
France
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
FR3

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse and subsequent cravat due to slipping trimmer. Deployed parachute but main reinflated. Pilot struggled to pull in main canopy and landed heavily in trees.

Bruised abdomen and meat and two veg!!
29 Aug 2010 Male 50 Advanced Pilot St Andre
France
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mantra M3

Pilot misjudged conditions on a glide and failed to leave enough height to clear tree. Pilot landed in tree without injury.

None
28 Aug 2010 Male 57 Advanced Pilot Mendleshan
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Gusts

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Avian
Java 155

Pilot noticed glider had left turn and no bar pressure while on winch tow. Released at 200m and managed to land safely. Suspects curled up mylar inside leading edge due to fishing for broken batten ends.

none
28 Aug 2010 Male 55 Club Pilot Long Mynd
United Kingdom
41-48 km/h
Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Wills Wing
XC

On inspecting glider after heavy landing, pilot noticed fracture in glider keel.

None
28 Aug 2010 Male 43 Staddon Heights
United Kingdom
35-40 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Rush

Pilot attempted to launch from area in turbulence due to strong, gusty winds. Pilot was immediately lifted 15 to 20m into the air where he suffered an asymmetric collapse. The glider then turned and dived into the hill.

22 Aug 2010 Male 51 Club Pilot Chabre
France
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Solar Wings
Scandal

Pilot misjudged approach and landed downwind.

Bruising to face and arms
21 Aug 2010 Male 67 Advanced Pilot Bigsteer
United Kingdom
35-40 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Avian
Cheetah 166

Pilot encountered turbulence on approach and was unable to control glider resulting in crash landing.

Fr vertebrae, ribs and thumb.
19 Aug 2010 Male 48 Club Pilot Hill Farm Fransham
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Ariel Arts
Clubman

Pilot misjudged approach and heavily in wrong field.

cuts and bruises to arms and face
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 November 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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