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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
26 Sep 2009 Male 47 Pilot Llangollen
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Mac
Eden 3

Pilot flew into sinking air while low over trees. Landed in tree tops.

none
25 Sep 2009 Male 46 Club Pilot Worcester Beacon
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Mamboo

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on final approach. Glider then spun and pilot landed in tree unhurt.

none
24 Sep 2009 Male 67 Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


While pilot was coming in to land and at approx 5m above the ground another pilot attempted to launch directly in front. Pilot landed safely.

none
24 Sep 2009 Male 58 Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)


Pilot carried out normal slope landing but experienced pain. Suspects aggravation of leg injury sustained week previous.

Fr leg
18 Sep 2009 Male 48 Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Artax

Pilot stalled glider at 5m on final approach landing heavily.

Bruised back
9 Sep 2009 Male 30 Pilot Hay Bluff
United Kingdom
35-40 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Rookie

Whilst walking to lower, less windy take off with glider bunched over shoulder, glider reinflated and dragged pilot back up and over launch.

Fr tibia, fibula and patella.
8 Sep 2009 Male 62 Under training Bissane
France
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Swing
Everest

Student stalled glider at 20m having overcorrected final turn into wind.

Slight bruising, possible pulled thigh muscle.
1 Sep 2009 Male 45 Club Pilot Stol
Slovenia
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gin
Bolero

Pilot took off into sinking air and allowed the glider to drift towards parked vehicles. Pilot struck vehicle on landing.

Dislocated ankle, fr fibula
1 Sep 2009 Male 55 Club Pilot Long Mynd
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron

Pilot accidentally deployed parachute at 30m while checking deployment handle in flight.

Dislocated shoulder
31 Aug 2009 Male 44 Club Pilot The Warren
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Pro Design
Thesis 100

While flying cliffs, pilot sunk out and could no longer reach landing area. Landed in small tree without injury.

none
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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