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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
23 Jul 2007 Male 60 Club Pilot Ballough Iom
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Hang Glider Rigid
Foot (Forward)
Atos
Basic

Pilot misjudged approach and landed heavily.

fr arm
18 Jul 2007 Male Novice Muggery
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Atom

Student twisted knee on landing having carried out a good and gentle landing.

damaged knee ligaments
17 Jul 2007 Male 46 Club Pilot Chabre
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Independence
Merlin

Pilot turned wrong way on reverse launch and went off with a twist. Pilot crashed into slope before regaining control using outstretched arm to break fall rather than plf.

fr wrist, fr fingers
15 Jul 2007 Male 36 Pilot Gragareth
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Skywalk
Cayenne 2

Pilot was forced into path of third glider resulting in a mid-air, having taken avoiding action to miss another flying head on.

none
15 Jul 2007 Male 46 Novice Lama Field
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima 27

Student stumbled while kiting glider.

fr wrist, fr rib
12 Jul 2007 Male 64 Novice Myhophen
Austria
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Swing
Arcus 4

Unqualified pilot spun into trees while attempting to thermal.

none
8 Jul 2007 Male United Kingdom

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:


AAIB investigating.

Fatal.
8 Jul 2007 Male 58 Club Pilot Pule
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Carbon

Wing inflated fully unintentionally while pilot was building wall. Pilot was then dragged into rocks.

fr ribs
8 Jul 2007 Male 46 FLPA Wormley Hill
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Thermic

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Engine:

PAP
Top 80 1250

Pilot had difficulty getting into seat due to slack leg straps. Pilot released one brake to assist but forgot to park brake first. Brake handle hit prop but bounced off and pilot landed safely.

none
23 Jun 2007 Male 43 Novice St Vincent
France
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
FreeX
X1

Student suffered asymmetric while running for take off. Pilot was lifted by momentum and turned into hillside.

fr hip, fr shoulder
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 30 April 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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