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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.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
23 Jun 2006 Male 43 Advanced Pilot Merthyr
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Mac
Intox

Pilot suffered collapse, probably due to rotor, at low level. Emergency chute deployed at 57m (190ft) and landed safely. Pilot (experienced comp pilot) had attempted to recover but noticed how fast ground was coming up!.

none
23 Jun 2006 Female 45 Club Pilot Fochriw
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Xact

Pilot slope landed having lost lift due to wind being off hill. Glider caught by wind and pulled pilot through rocky gully.

2 fr wrists, bruising
17 Jun 2006 Male 38 Novice Mount Caburn
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Windtech
Tempus

Student failed to follow flight plan or instruction and flew into tree.

scratches and bruising
16 Jun 2006 Male 44 Novice Merthyr
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Mojo

Student landed cross wind in light conditions and landed faster than expected.

spr ankle
15 Jun 2006 Male 36 Novice Blaenavon
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Mojo

Student completed flight plan and landed but twisted ankle on tussock during landing.

spr ankle
14 Jun 2006 Male 51 Club Pilot Pandy
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Safir 2000

Pilot suffered large symmetric collapse at low level while on approach to slope landing. Caught out by rotor caused by wind being well off the slope.

fr wrist, fr vertebra
12 Jun 2006 Male 59 Pilot Chabre, Laragne
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Bliss

Comp pilot got low over trees looking for lift. Hit sink and landed in trees.

none
11 Jun 2006 Male 41 Advanced Pilot Plaine Joux
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Epsilon 3

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse immediately after take off. Glider recovered asymmetrically and crashed into slope.

fr L2 vertebra, internal injuries
8 Jun 2006 Male 43 Novice Chabre
France
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gin
Bolero Plus

Pilot entered flat spin attempting to turn tight and slow in weak lift. Threw emergency chute immediately and landed safely.

none
7 Jun 2006 Male 44 Novice Rhossili
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student pulled leg muscle on landing.

pulled quad muscle
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 27 May 2020 at 05:45:09 AM

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