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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
17 Oct 2006 Male 24 Novice Col De Bleyne
France
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Flying Planet
Syrius

Pilot launched but wing came up unevenly causing pilot to go off to one side landing heavily .

bruised thigh
13 Oct 2006 Male 43 Pilot St Andre
France
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Rush

Pilot stumbled back having landed and put excessive weight on outstretched hand/wrist.

fr wrist
6 Oct 2006 Male 43 Club Pilot Kyrenia
Cyprus
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gin
Bolero Plus

Pilot missed tangled line during pre-flight check. Took off and glider turned to left. Pilot stalled glider while trying to maintain safe course.

fr L1 vertebra
4 Oct 2006 Male 68 Novice Perranporth
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mojo

During top landing approach, student drifted off-line toward higher ground. Student struck edge of sand dune.

fr ankle
28 Sep 2006 Male 20 Novice Bedlinog
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student turned wrong way on reverse launch and lost control in trying to recover. Student was dragged over some rocks before regaining control.

grazed calf
22 Sep 2006 Male 58 Pilot Lake Ohrid
Macedonia
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Omega 6

Pilot almost drowned after landing in water while on acro course. No life jackets were used and pilot found himself floating face down. Rescue consisted of a rowing boat so took some time to reach pilot.

near drowning, fr rib, damaged lung
17 Sep 2006 Male 32 Novice Warren Hill
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Independence
Merlin

Glider overshot student during reverse inflation then collapsed. Glider reinflated pulling student over and injuring foot.

fr foot
7 Sep 2006 Male 53 Club Pilot White Rocks
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport 3

Pilot landed in sea and was seen to attempt to recover glider rather than swim clear. Pilot subsequently drowned.

Fatal.
1 Sep 2006 Male 37 Club Pilot Luchon
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Wave

Pilot crashed into building while on approach to landing. Suffered serious back injuries possibly exacerbated by presence of non-flexible items and water container in harness back pocket.

fr vertebrae T8 - T12
24 Aug 2006 Female 19 Novice Merthyr Common
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student began launch but released risers too soon. Student was pulled over temporarily dislocating shoulder.

dislo shoulder
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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