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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
18 Aug 2007 Male 44 Pilot Chabre
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Avian
Cheetah 160

Pilot was unable to bleed off enough speed (possible tail wind) and nosed in.

fr humerus
11 Aug 2007 Male 50 Pilot Milk Hill
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport 3

Pilot suffered symmetric collapse at 50ft and landed heavily.

fr vertebra T12, fr ankle
10 Aug 2007 Male 40 Club Pilot Kirk Fell
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Zulu

Pilot did not see low voltage power lines on landing and struck them when 2m from ground. No injuries but equipment destroyed.

none
9 Aug 2007 Male 49 Club Pilot Sourton Tor
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sky
Fides

Pilot hit sink while close in to ridge and struck large boulder.

Fr vertebra
7 Aug 2007 Male 51 Novice Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Sky
Fides 2

Student misjudged approach then became fixated on a glider laid out in his line of sight. Landed heavily crosswind.

fr fibula
31 Jul 2007 Male 43 Club Pilot United Kingdom 8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Buzz

Pilot lost height while ridge soaring and headed to landing area. Struck parked car having landed short.

none
29 Jul 2007 Male 47 Advanced Pilot Lletty Siac
United Kingdom
32-40 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Omega 7

Pilot suffered frontal collapse at 50ft on approach to land. Glider did not recover and instead completely balled up in a stall.

fr T12 & L1 vertebrae
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
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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