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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
26 May 2007 Male Perranporth
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sky
Atis

Student being trained by unqualified pilot stalled glider at 30ft trying to maintain height in light conditions.

fr vertebra
25 May 2007 Male 54 Club Pilot Blorenge
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Pro Design
Effect

Pilot landed safely in alternate field as strengthening wind prevented landing in chosen field. Pilot was then approached by farmer claiming a horse had been injured.

23 May 2007 Male 44 Club Pilot Bewaldeth
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Atlas

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at 80ft in windy, gusty conditions. Glider recovered at 40ft with full twist in risers. glider now being blown back, pitching and rolling violently. stability gained just as pilot touches down.

none
21 May 2007 Male 50 Novice Mam Tor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Mojo

Pilot ran out of landing area and decided to jump a stone wall rather than land crosswind. Pilot hit wall.

fr ankle
20 May 2007 Male 52 Club Pilot Merthyr
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Swing
Arcus

Pilot was sat down clipped in with wing laid out as wind was v light. Sudden gust of 25mph and 90 degrees off prevailing, lifted glider and pulled pilot down slope.

2 fr vertebra, fr ribs, punc lung.
19 May 2007 Female 56 Club Pilot Cabo Santa Pola
Spain
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Primax

Pilot launched glider in strong gusty conditions. Glider jerked violently to one side causing shoulder damage before pilot was dragged.

fr shoulder
7 May 2007 Male 34 Pilot Kobala
Slovenia
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Grid

Pilot suffered collapse resulting in spiral with risers crossed. Deployed emergency chute which became tangled with main glider.

fr pelvis, fr ribs
5 May 2007 Male 56 Pilot Glyders
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 6

Pilot has no recollection of incident due to head injury.

fr vertebra, concussion, bruising
5 May 2007 Male 42 Advanced Pilot Glyders
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Magic Fr3

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse in turbulent conditions. Glider recovered with cravatte leading to spiral. pilot deployed emergency chute but landed among rocks sustaining bruising.

bruises
30 Apr 2007 Male 42 Club Pilot Coniston Old Man
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco

Pilot flared on landing in breeze and was lifted back up and dumped in gully.

bruising, cut hand
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 15 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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