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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.

If a "formal investigation" has been undertaken into one of the incidents listed below, a link to the relevant formal report will be displayed below the incident date.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
9 Apr 2007 Male 60 Pilot Bee Sands
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Grid

Pilot dislocated shoulder while collapsing glider after landing.

dislo shoulder
8 Apr 2007 Novice Muggery
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima 27

Student sat down on landing and twisted ankle.

fr ankle
7 Apr 2007 Male 48 Novice Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Windtech
Coral

Student was caught out by gust while preparing to launch and was dragged through nettles.

grazes and muscle strain
6 Apr 2007 Male 48 Club Pilot Butser North
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bolero Plus

Pilot had mid-air with model aircraft. No damage sustained. .

6 Apr 2007 Male 30 Novice Beddingham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima 30

Student lifted legs during practice inflation run and came down on backside.

bruised back
6 Apr 2007 Male 37 Club Pilot Beddingham
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mojo

Pilot struck fence post with foot while ridge soaring.

fr tib/fib
6 Apr 2007 Male 45 Club Pilot Wether Fell
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Arcus 4

Pilot was dragged on landing in strong winds having failed to properly collapse glider.

fr rib
5 Apr 2007 Male 58 Club Pilot Wether Fell
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bolero Plus

Pilots suffered mid-air while ridge soaring close to ridge top and became entangled in each others gliders. Landed heavily but with no injuries. very lucky!

25 Mar 2007 Male 58 Novice Nid Daigue
Morocco
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Arcus 3

Student suffered asymmetric on landing approach and landed heavily.

fr ankle
24 Mar 2007 Male 38 Pilot Corn Ridge
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Aerodyne
Dune

Pilot did not launch glider straight and subsequent gust lifted him and propelled him sideways while facing uphill. After a couple of second he came down heavily, damaging his knee and was then dragged a further 20-30m.

fr tibia, dislo knee
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 27 March 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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