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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.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
7 Aug 2007 Male 51 Novice Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Sky
Fides 2

Student misjudged approach then became fixated on a glider laid out in his line of sight. Landed heavily crosswind.

fr fibula
31 Jul 2007 Male 43 Club Pilot United Kingdom 8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Buzz

Pilot lost height while ridge soaring and headed to landing area. Struck parked car having landed short.

none
29 Jul 2007 Male 47 Advanced Pilot Lletty Siac
United Kingdom
32-40 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Omega 7

Pilot suffered frontal collapse at 50ft on approach to land. Glider did not recover and instead completely balled up in a stall.

fr T12 & L1 vertebrae
18 Jul 2007 Male Novice Muggery
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Atom

Student twisted knee on landing having carried out a good and gentle landing.

damaged knee ligaments
17 Jul 2007 Male 46 Club Pilot Chabre
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Independence
Merlin

Pilot turned wrong way on reverse launch and went off with a twist. Pilot crashed into slope before regaining control using outstretched arm to break fall rather than plf.

fr wrist, fr fingers
15 Jul 2007 Male 36 Pilot Gragareth
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Skywalk
Cayenne 2

Pilot was forced into path of third glider resulting in a mid-air, having taken avoiding action to miss another flying head on.

none
15 Jul 2007 Male 46 Novice Lama Field
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima 27

Student stumbled while kiting glider.

fr wrist, fr rib
8 Jul 2007 Male 58 Club Pilot Pule
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Carbon

Wing inflated fully unintentionally while pilot was building wall. Pilot was then dragged into rocks.

fr ribs
23 Jun 2007 Male 43 Novice St Vincent
France
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
FreeX
X1

Student suffered asymmetric while running for take off. Pilot was lifted by momentum and turned into hillside.

fr hip, fr shoulder
19 Jun 2007 Female 35 Club Pilot Lake Ohrid
Macedonia
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Z-one

Pilot entered spiral on SIV course but could not pull opposite brake hard enough to recover. Panicked and pulled wrong brake making spiral lock in.

Fr cheekbone, bruising
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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