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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 Sep 2007 Male 60 Novice Ballygown Arran
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
FreeX
Joker

Student fell over after glider inflated asymmetrically .

pulled shoulder muscle
11 Sep 2007 Male 70 Pilot Llangollen
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Carbon

On launch, wing came up unevenly resulting in the pilot being dragged.

Fr Fibula
9 Sep 2007 Male 46 Novice Caburn
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Pegas
Arcus 3

Student struggled to ground glider after good flight and landing. Was then pulled over.

torn muscle
8 Sep 2007 Female 42 Novice Hells Mouth
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Ozone
Mojo

Student stumbled when turning to regain control of wing that had gone off to one side during reverse launch.

fr elbow, knee ligament damage
5 Sep 2007 Male 57 Pilot Bell Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Niviuk
Hook

Pilot was caught out by gust during reverse launch which dragged him back into a parked car before glider brought under control.

none
2 Sep 2007 Male 46 Pilot Woldingham
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
FreeX
Arcane

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and impacted heavily.

Fatal.
26 Aug 2007 Male Novice Truleigh Hill
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gradient
Bright

While on launch run during a forward launch, canopy suffered asymmetric and pulled student over onto shoulder.

fr clavicle
26 Aug 2007 Male 27 Pilot Corndon
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Up
Trango 2.1

Pilot fell out of thermal while close to hillside and crashed heavily.

fr ribs, internal injuries
25 Aug 2007 Male 48 Pilot Cassino
Italy
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport 3

Glider stalled at 3m while on finals and pilot landed heavily in seated position.

fr vertebra
24 Aug 2007 Male 35 Novice Blaenavon
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Rookie

Student tripped on landing.

cuts, grazed knee
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 16 October 2019 at 05:45:09 AM

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