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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
12 Mar 2012 Male 55 AP Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta

Pilot made two failed launch attempts before finally managing to become airborne under control.

Unhurt
11 Mar 2012 Male 51 Pilot Leadlich
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Moderate

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Aspen 2

Pilot launched in variable conditions and suffered an asymmetric collapse shortly after launch. Glider then stalled and pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
11 Mar 2012 Male 57 CP Driffield Airfield
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Ozone
Atom

Pilot went off line during tow launch. Winch operator cut the line but pilot did not control the dive and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
8 Mar 2012 Male 46 Pilot Portland West
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Airwave
Sport 4

Pilot underestimated the change in wind direction and landed heavily crosswind on rising ground.

Seriously Injured:
Thoracic Spine

1 Feb 2012 Male 0 CP Taunton Repack
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Advance
Alpha 4

During a deployment and repack session the pilot found his parachute would not deploy. It was found to be incorrectly packed. It was then repacked correctly.

Unhurt
9 Jan 2012 Male 64 Pilot Bishop Hill
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Mamboo

Pilot inflated glider in gusty conditions and was lifted up and dumped down on shoulder.

Fr collarbone
9 Jan 2012 Male 64 Pilot Bishop Hill
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mamboo

The pilot built a wall with his paraglider in preparation to launch. As he launched the glider a gust of wind lifted him off his feet and he fell heavily on his shoulder.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

8 Jan 2012 Male 41 Under training Ditchling Beacon
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Mojo 110-130

Student failed to flare on landing and slid in seated catching foot in soft earth.

Fr fibula and tibia
8 Jan 2012 Male 41 Ditchling Beacon
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo

Student did not flare on landing and stayed in seated position. Caught foot under harness seat.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

20 Nov 2011 Male 56 Under training High and Over
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Advance
Alpha 5

Student sat back in harness too soon and was not in position to run as glider came back down. Landed awkwardly on ankle.

Sprained ankle
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2018 at 05:45:05 AM

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