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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
12 Jul 2005 Male 38 Advanced Pilot Piedraheita
Spain

Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Omega 6

Pilot suffered large collapse while on speed bar at altitude. Pilot deployed emergency chute but suffered broken foot due to 10m/s descent rate at impact.

fr foot
10 Jul 2005 Male 71 Pilot Tor Scar
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
X-Ray

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and spiraled into hill.

fr femur
10 Jul 2005 Male 30 Advanced Pilot Pena Negra
Spain
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Up
Targa 2

Pilot suffered multiple collapses in turbulent conditions resulting in emergency chute deployment. Descent rate 8m/s resulted in heavy landing.

fr l2 vertebra
9 Jul 2005 Male 49 Monks Down
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic




Airprox see report form.

none
9 Jul 2005 Female 24 Novice Blaenavon
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Prima

Student sufferred collapse while on speed bar and landed heavily. Instructor caught out by increasing wind!

none
8 Jul 2005 Male 45 Club Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Vibe

On landing in strong wind pilot pulled down on controls to collapse glider. Thius resulted in him being lifted up and blown back over ridge and crashing into a parked car before coming to rest.

spr ankle, bruising
3 Jul 2005 Female 44 Novice Luffenham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Harley
9/288

Student did not realise line had released then spent too long looking for it. Student landed on rough ground.

twisted knee
3 Jul 2005 Male 44 Pilot Heresfield
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Up
Trango 2

Pilot suffered collapse while at 15m above trees. Pilot landed in trees and fell to ground.

fr vertebra
3 Jul 2005 Male 39 Advanced Pilot Mendelsham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Solar Wings
Scandal

Pilot noticed that kingpost wires were incorrectly attached.

none
3 Jul 2005 Male 59 Club Pilot Kimmeridge
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Bright

Pilot got dragged back in strong wind over wall, car and barbed wire fence - ouch!

cut finger, fr scapula
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 11 August 2020 at 05:45:09 AM

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