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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
22 Jul 2001 Female 25 Compton Bowl
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Reggae

Student attempting top landing landed seated, canopy fell sideways.

Sprained ankle
20 Jul 2001 Male 40 Club Pilot Lejar S.e.
Spain
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Epsilon 3

Canopy suffered large collapse during top to bottom flight, parachute deployed, did not open, pilot impacted mountain side.

FR pelvis, 10 fractured ribs, lung damage.
16 Jul 2001 Male 43 Club Pilot Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Fiesta

Canopy suffered collapse during landing approach.

None
4 Jul 2001 Male 31 Club Pilot Plaine Joux
France
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
FreeX
Flair

Pilot flying slowly during landing approach stalled through wind gradient.

Sprained ankle.
28 Jun 2001 Male 38 Club Pilot Letale
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Swing
Mistral

Wind direction turned through 90 degrees during landing approach causing the canopy to stall.

FR femur and rib.
24 Jun 2001 Male 52 Club Pilot Fochrhiw
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
G Sport

Pilot overshot landing area, attempted to slow the glider down as he was gliding down a sloping field canopy stalled.

FR pelvis, FR wrist, FR rib.
23 Jun 2001 Male 53 Club Pilot Trehane
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Ozone
Gradient Sapphire

Pilot suffered line break during tow launch, following release canopy entered a spin and did not recover before impacting the ground.

Severe bruising.
22 Jun 2001 Female 39 Chillerton Down
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bolero M

Student fell over whilst attempting slope landing.

FR wrist
17 Jun 2001 Male 44 Club Pilot Curium Ridge, Cyprus.
Cyprus
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron Large

Pilot tried to remain airborne in weak conditions, sank too low to reach a safe landing field, landed heavily in unsuitable (small, fenced) area.

FR lower left leg.
15 Jun 2001 Female 23 Dune Du Pyla
France
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Arcus

Student misjudged landing approach which resulted in her having insufficient height to make her final turn, crashed dsuring the turn.

Fractured right fibula.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 25 April 2019 at 05:45:08 AM

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