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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
31 May 2010 Male 30 Pilot Ben Toaig
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Mentor

Pilot suffered asymmetric and the symmetric collapse due to high level (6000ft) turbulence. On violent recovery from symmetric collapse 4 upper A lines snapped. Pilot landed safely. Lines possibly weakened by previous incident.

none
25 May 2010 Male 44 Pilot Pleinmont
Guernsey
20-27 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sky
Antea

Pilot took off in poor condition with wind off slope. Suffered frontal collapse and landed heavily on rocks.

Fr foot and ankle.
23 May 2010 Male 55 Pilot Gt fransham
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Axis
Vega

Pilot misjudged approach and hit top of tree. Glider overflew and pulled pilot 20ft to ground.

Fr vertebrae, broken ribs
23 May 2010 Male 40 Club Pilot Gyrn Moelfre
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport 3

Pilot flew too far back on approach to top land and was caught in rotor.

Fr vertebrae
18 May 2010 Male 55 Club Pilot Bridlington
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 4

Pilot failed to turn into wind fully and also to brake fully when landing. Landed heavily on harness.

Fr ankle
17 May 2010 Male 62 Pilot Swinside
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Swift

Pilot misjudged approach while attempting to land beside car. Caught harness on barb wire fence and fell back into riverbed.

Fr pelvis
6 May 2010 Male 48 Under training Church Hill
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sky
Fides 2

Student flew into bush on approach to landing.

Bruised back
5 May 2010 Male 27 Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
28-34 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sky
Atis 2

Pilot attempted reverse launch in strong wind but did not notice knot in lines. Pilot was dragged into fence.

none
1 May 2010 Male 54 Club Pilot Chapel Porth
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mojo 2

Pilot was unable to run off speed during slope landing and hit elbow on hillside.

Dislocated elbow
21 Apr 2010 Male 63 Pilot Grasmere
28-34 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Arcus 5

Pilot suffered heavy landing having landed in unexpected valley wind.

Bruised pelvis
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 21 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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