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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
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
21 Mar 2007 Male 59 Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Mistral 4

Pilot landed in trees having misjudged conditions.

21 Mar 2007 Male 71 Club Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
32-40 km/h
Gusts

Flexwing Hang Glider

Discovery 195

Pilot was thrown over backwards while rigging hang glider in breezy conditions. Glider blew back damaging another wing and a car.

concussion , bruising
11 Mar 2007 United Kingdom




Repack issues. Please refer to IR for details.

25 Feb 2007 Male 33 Club Pilot Ibitluna
Brazil
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Geo

Pilot spun glider applying too much control on final turn into wind.

fr foot
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 27 April 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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