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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
27 Oct 2007 Male 28 Club Pilot Bir
India
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)


Pilot suffered cravat and had 2 failed attempts to deploy emergency chute then managed to recover glider and land.

mild shock
21 Oct 2007 Male 44 Novice Steyning
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Perche
smart

Student mistimed landing while attempting slope landing.

fr lower leg
21 Oct 2007 Male 48 Novice Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Ozone
Mojo

Student failed to release A risers on launch causing front collapse. Student fell forward onto shoulder.

strained shoulder
20 Oct 2007 Male 62 Novice Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Ozone
Mojo

Student gave excessive input on one control resulting in low level lock-out.

lower back
19 Oct 2007 Male 36 Novice Beddingham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
prima 30

student completed perfect top to bottom flight but caught foot on landing.

torn ankle ligaments and tendons
7 Oct 2007 Male 38 Club Pilot North Luffenham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Windtech
Tempest

Pilot attached tow line to small metal loops on harness designed to hold front mounted emergency parachute. One of the loops snapped during tow.

none
6 Oct 2007 Male 38 Pilot Blease Fell
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gin
Oasis

Pilot overshot landing area and skimmed across parked car before landing causing minor damage to the car.

none
4 Oct 2007 Male 27 Novice Merthyr
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 4

Student made too sharp a turn immediately after take off and turned back into the hill.

fr wrist
21 Sep 2007 Male 41 Advanced Pilot St Andre
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Omega 7

Pilot suffered frontal collapse due to turbulent thermic conditions. Glider recovered with cravat then entered spiral. Pilot deployed emergency chute bruising foot on landing.

Bruised foot
19 Sep 2007 Male 44 Advanced Pilot St Andre
France

Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Omega 6

Pilot experienced switching wind conditions on approach to land causing him to alter approach direction. Wind changed again and pilot span glider attempting to get back into wind.

Dislo elbow, fr elbow, detached ligaments and fr vertebra.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 27 May 2020 at 05:45:09 AM

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