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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
27 Jul 2001 Male 35 Club Pilot Parlick
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Atlas

Pilot realised too late that he was flying downwind with insufficeint height - impacted steep part of the hill.

Bennetts fracture to right thumb. Deep gash in right shin.
26 Jul 2001 Male 42 Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Spectra

Student turned left into the hill rather than right as instructed.

Suspected fractured foot.
23 Jul 2001 Male 57 Club Pilot Brighstone
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Atto

Pilot injured foot during gentle lanbding.

Torn quadriceps tendon above knee joint.
22 Jul 2001 Male Compton Bowl
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Reggae

Student landed feet first on the side of the hill after instructions over the radio were ignored.

Bruised lower back.
22 Jul 2001 Female 25 Compton Bowl
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Reggae

Student attempting top landing landed seated, canopy fell sideways.

Sprained ankle
22 Jul 2001 Male 44 Club Pilot Freathy
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Sportster

Pilot allow a turn to develop whilst launching his hang glider resulting in his right wingtip contacting the ground and the glider spinning into the hill. All this took place after 2 hours of paragliding.

Fr ribs, collar bone, 3 crushed vertebrae,nose. Internal injuries to lungs etc. Frontal dislocation of left femur. Cuts to face etc.
20 Jul 2001 Male 40 Club Pilot Lejar S.e.
Spain
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Epsilon 3

Canopy suffered large collapse during top to bottom flight, parachute deployed, did not open, pilot impacted mountain side.

FR pelvis, 10 fractured ribs, lung damage.
16 Jul 2001 Male 43 Club Pilot Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Fiesta

Canopy suffered collapse during landing approach.

None
4 Jul 2001 Male 31 Club Pilot Plaine Joux
France
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
FreeX
Flair

Pilot flying slowly during landing approach stalled through wind gradient.

Sprained ankle.
1 Jul 2001 Male 39 Serra Do Loranco
Spain
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Icaro
Laminar Mrx 2001st13

Pilot forced to land on wheels after xc flight. Wheels snagged in ruts in the field the pilot swung through control frame.

Dislocated elbow.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 13 November 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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