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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
24 Apr 2007 Male 57 Pilot Barton-On-Sea
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Aspen 2

Pilot failed to notice change in wind conditions and failed to make landing area, landing in sea in 2ft of water.

22 Apr 2007 Male 16 Novice Luffenham
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Waterbird
Jumbo

Student landed heavily and did not carry out good plf.

fr ankle
21 Apr 2007 Male 43 Pilot Deptford
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Moyes
Litesport 4

Pilot jumped into glider on aerotow launch then stalled a wing as he pushed out to prevent dropping. Locked out at low level and crashed in vertically.

fr clavicles
21 Apr 2007 Male 31 Club Pilot The Gyrn
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Z-One

Low airtime pilot caught out by change of wind direction. Ended up flying downwind close to hill and collided with fence.

cuts and bruises
21 Apr 2007 Male 39 Pilot Col de Forclaz
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Boomerang Sport

Pilot crashed into side of mountain while scratching close in light conditions.

Fr pelvis, fr vertebrae, fr ribs, internals.
20 Apr 2007 Male 45 Pilot St Bees Cliffs
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 6

Pilot misjudged wind direction and ended up losing height quicker than expected forcing him to land on a cliff. Pilot was rescued by RAF helicopter.

18 Apr 2007 Male 39 Club Pilot Wether Fell
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Solar Wings
Breeze

Pilot misjudged approach and struck wall on landing.

fr wrist, cuts to head, damaged shoulder
17 Apr 2007 Male 42 Advanced Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Pilot took off in breezy conditions with cravatte in one wingtip. Slipped on landing but no injuries.

16 Apr 2007 Male 57 Novice Swanborough
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Airbourne
Fun 190

Student came in to land too slowly and mushed in on wheels causing break to arm.

fr arm
15 Apr 2007 Male 36 Pilot Wether Fell
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Artax

Whilst distracted by a paraglider flying erratically, pilot then had mid-air with another paraglider.

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

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