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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.

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 Feb 2006 Male 40 Club Pilot Skyline Drive
Jamaica
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Arcus

Pilot encountered strong sidewind when on final approach, probably caused by strong thermic activity at landing area. Pilot landed heavily. PLF saved more severe damage.

fr fibula
29 Jan 2006 Female 29 Novice Addleborough
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Swing
Arcus 4

Student tripped on takeoff run, the gilder having gone off to one side.

fr tib and fib
22 Jan 2006 Male 36 Nont Sarahs
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Zulu

Pilot displayed poor airmanship in allowing a midair assuming he had right of way.

fr finger. internal bruising
22 Jan 2006 Male 39 Club Pilot Gyrn
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gin
Bolero Plus

Pilot twisted ankle on landing having failed to get out of seat (and having flared a little too high). Probably caused by change to routine, having made harness adjustments prior to the flight.

fr ankle
21 Jan 2006 Male 45 Pilot Leadlich
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Promise

Pilot stumbled on uneven ground while ground-handling in preparation for launch.

grazed leg
10 Jan 2006 Female 39 South Africa

Paraglider
Winch Tow


Handle on FreeX tow release became detached as pilot tried to release from winch line. Pilot released ok by pulling wire instead and landed safely.

none
8 Jan 2006 Male 38 Pilot Sierra Nevada
Spain
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Windtech
Tempest

Pilot over controlled glider while attempting to land in a tricky landing area. Glider dived towards ground - pilot saved further injury by PLF.

fr tib and fib
20 Dec 2005 Male 46 Pilot Heresfield
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Trekking
Urraco

Pilot misjudged approach and caught wing tip in tree resulting in crash landing. Plf saved injury.

none
6 Dec 2005 Male 29 Club Pilot Mala, Lanzarote
Spain
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Bright

Pilot misjudged landing approach and landed on parked hang glider.

bruised hip, grazed hand
23 Nov 2005 Male 22 Novice Merthyr
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student landed awkwardly and sprained ankle.

spr ankle
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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