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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
30 Sep 2006 Male 44 Pilot Blease Fell
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady


Airwave
Combi

Pilot noticed that brake line had become entrapped by trimmer mechanism. .

none
28 Sep 2006 Male 20 Novice Bedlinog
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student turned wrong way on reverse launch and lost control in trying to recover. Student was dragged over some rocks before regaining control.

grazed calf
22 Sep 2006 Male 58 Pilot Lake Ohrid
Macedonia
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Omega 6

Pilot almost drowned after landing in water while on acro course. No life jackets were used and pilot found himself floating face down. Rescue consisted of a rowing boat so took some time to reach pilot.

near drowning, fr rib, damaged lung
17 Sep 2006 Male 32 Novice Warren Hill
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Independence
Merlin

Glider overshot student during reverse inflation then collapsed. Glider reinflated pulling student over and injuring foot.

fr foot
10 Sep 2006 Male 52 Advanced Pilot Tegelberg
Germany
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Moyes
Litespeed 4

Pilot made course correction on final approach to ensure separation from paraglider pilot. Stalled one wing in turn due to insufficient airspeed.

dislo shoulder
10 Sep 2006 Male 50 Club Pilot Sutton Meadows
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Wills Wing
U2

Pilot went off course on landing approach due to turbulence. Glider wing tip struck tug pilot who was standing just off the runway with other pilots.

concussion, bruising to head, sprained arm
9 Sep 2006 Male 41 Pilot Thorn Hill, Stirling
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Wills Wing
U2

Pilot landed in rough ground just short of landing field having hit sink and struggled with a jammed harness zip.

3 fr vertebrae, fr ribs
7 Sep 2006 Male 53 Club Pilot White Rocks
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport 3

Pilot landed in sea and was seen to attempt to recover glider rather than swim clear. Pilot subsequently drowned.

Fatal.
2 Sep 2006 Male 42 Advanced Pilot Thoran B
France
32-40 km/h
Gusts

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Airbourne
C2

Pilot hit turbulence just prior to landing having crossed goal line in very strong and gusty conditions.

torn tissue in shoulder
1 Sep 2006 Male 37 Club Pilot Luchon
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Wave

Pilot crashed into building while on approach to landing. Suffered serious back injuries possibly exacerbated by presence of non-flexible items and water container in harness back pocket.

fr vertebrae T8 - T12
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 26 March 2017 at 04:30:07 AM

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