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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
13 Sep 2008 Female 44 Club Pilot Liddington
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gradient
Bright

Pilot landed crosswind and caught foot under harness.

Fr fibula
13 Sep 2008 Male 36 Novice Gully
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Ozone
Atom

Student went off line during low hop and landed heavily.

Fr ankle
6 Sep 2008 Female 38 Pilot Ager
Spain


Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Skywalk
Chili

Pilot miss-timed damping dive on exit of nose down spiral. Glider suffered 80-90% asymmetric which turned into locked in spiral. Pilot eventually recovered but on landing noticed chest strap had been ripped out of light weight harness.

none
30 Aug 2008 Male 50 Club Pilot Tan Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Mac
Muse II

Pilot was lifted prematurely from hill during reverse launch and went off with twisted risers. Landed heavily going sidewards.

Twisted knee
28 Aug 2008 Male 50 Long Mynd
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Pilot landed awkwardly during slope landing having got low in increasingly light conditions.

Fr tibia
23 Aug 2008 Male 47 Pilot Ringstead
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Advance
Bi Beta 4

Pilot lost control of tandem during launch in windy conditions and fell over. Was then dragged into parked car.

none
8 Aug 2008 Male 48 Club Pilot North Luffenham
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Winch Tow
FreeX
Dingo

Immediately after release from tow the weak link attached to the tow line became caught in the pilots speedbar. The pilot successfully s turned down to land safely.

none
7 Aug 2008 Male 36 Novice Bedlinog
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student failed to execute proper flare in light wind conditions and also landed with outstretched legs.

Fr foot
6 Aug 2008 Male 46 Pilot Chabre
France
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 6

Pilot stalled/spun wing while thermalling while still close to hill. Impacted heavily.

Fr pelvis
4 Aug 2008 Male 30 Novice Joint Services Centre
United Kingdom


Paraglider


Student landed awkwardly while doing PLF training. On mats on grass.

Fr scapula
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 27 March 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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