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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
1 Feb 2010 Male 60 Club Pilot Bell Hill
United Kingdom
28-34 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Logic

Pilot took off from lower slope due to strong winds. He was then blown back over the top and dragged into a car and fence.

Cut face and bruising
1 Feb 2010 Male 55 Advanced Pilot United Kingdom

Paraglider


Pilot noticed that parachute handle on Gin Gringo Airlite harness was prone to accidental detachment if stiffener plate was at all bent.

none
23 Jan 2010 Male 66 Pilot Monksdown
United Kingdom
28-34 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Artax

Flying in strong and increasing winds, pilot decided to slope land. Pilot landed heavily and was dragged up slope.

Fr wrist
18 Jan 2010 Male 65 Club Pilot Tappa
India
28-34 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Bright

Pilot was blown back over high ridge and opted to land in valley behind. Misjudged wind and landed heavily downwind.

Fr arm
17 Jan 2010 Female 38 Club Pilot Milk Hill
28-34 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Aeros
KPL

Pilot misjudged height and wind speed on approach. Nosed in on landing.

Bruised eye
9 Jan 2010 Male 49 Advanced Pilot Porterville
South Africa
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 7

Pilot encountered severe turbulence while searching for themal on xc. Glider collapsed at tips and sustained cravat leading to spiral. Pilot deployed parachute and landed safely.

Bruised foot
4 Jan 2010 Male 41 Pilot United Kingdom



Clemente
SNAP 145

On inspecting paramotor unit, pilot found significant wear to double D shackle caused by cantilever effect.

none
28 Dec 2009 Male 48 Pilot Malvern
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Niviuk
Artik

Attempting to bottom land the pilot flew into orographic cloud and became disoriented. Pilot collided with a tree.

None
28 Dec 2009 Male 76 Pilot High and Over
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sky
Brontes

Pilot misjudged approach and landed heavily while still turning into wind.

Fr wrist
10 Dec 2009 Male 53 Club Pilot Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Golden

Pilot got pulled back while attempting to collapse his wing in gusty conditions. Wing eventually came down over two passers-by causing one of them to sustain a cut mouth.

Cut gum/lip
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 November 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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