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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
30 May 2005 Male 34 Novice Wetton
United Kingdom


Paraglider


Student fractured collar bone while practicing PLFs prior to flight training.

fr clavicle
17 May 2005 Female 46 Pilot Smeatharpe
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Moyes
Sx2

Pilot stalled glider during winch launch after pushing bar out having foolishly anticipated increased winch tension that did not materialise due to mechanical failure.

bruises and grazing.
17 May 2005 Male 40 Novice Truleigh Hill
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mojo

Student suffered asymmetric collapse at 10m and hit hillside.

fr heel
15 May 2005 Male 41 Novice Curium
Cyprus
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 2

Student allowed glider to overfly on launch pulling pilot over.

minor abrasions to face, arm and calf
15 May 2005 Female 14 Novice Luffenham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Paracommander

Student landed heavilly on one foot.

none
15 May 2005 Male 65 Penmaen Bach
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable




Pilot witnessed not wearing helmet.

none
9 May 2005 Male Club Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Promise

Pilot initiated symmetric collapse by pulling b rather than a lines for big ears. Glider then entered spin with cravatte.

none
23 Apr 2005 Male 35 Pilot St Cyrus
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Windtech
Quarx

Pilot stalled glider by flying too slowly and in wrong area.

bruised back
23 Apr 2005 Male 48 Pilot Refugio Di Perugia
Italy
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Carbon

Pilot suffered multiple asymmetric collapses prior to deploying emergency chute. Probably due to flying through unforseen rotor.

none
21 Apr 2005 Male 55 Pilot High And Over
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Windtech
Serac

Pilot top landed and reached for A risers to deflate canopy. At this point he was lifted 3ft into the air then dragged back into a ditch.

fr arm
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 27 May 2020 at 05:45:09 AM

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