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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
21 Sep 2007 Male 41 Advanced Pilot St Andre
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Omega 7

Pilot suffered frontal collapse due to turbulent thermic conditions. Glider recovered with cravat then entered spiral. Pilot deployed emergency chute bruising foot on landing.

Bruised foot
19 Sep 2007 Male 44 Advanced Pilot St Andre
France

Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Omega 6

Pilot experienced switching wind conditions on approach to land causing him to alter approach direction. Wind changed again and pilot span glider attempting to get back into wind.

Dislo elbow, fr elbow, detached ligaments and fr vertebra.
15 Sep 2007 Male 50 Novice Muggery
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima

Student suffered asymmetric while on top to bottom. Turned heavily into hill.

5 fr vertebrae
15 Sep 2007 Male 48 Club Pilot Chabre Laragne
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Zulu

While thermalling, pilot entered spiral and did not recover before impact.

Fatal.
12 Sep 2007 Male 36 Club Pilot Plan Fait Annecy
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Icaro
Incanto

Pilot had asymmetric collapse while thermalling. Over correction lead to spin and spiral. pilot deployed emergency chute and landed safely.

none
12 Sep 2007 Male 60 Novice Ballygown Arran
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
FreeX
Joker

Student fell over after glider inflated asymmetrically .

pulled shoulder muscle
11 Sep 2007 Male 70 Pilot Llangollen
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Carbon

On launch, wing came up unevenly resulting in the pilot being dragged.

Fr Fibula
9 Sep 2007 Male 46 Novice Caburn
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Pegas
Arcus 3

Student struggled to ground glider after good flight and landing. Was then pulled over.

torn muscle
8 Sep 2007 Female 42 Novice Hells Mouth
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Ozone
Mojo

Student stumbled when turning to regain control of wing that had gone off to one side during reverse launch.

fr elbow, knee ligament damage
6 Sep 2007 Male 49 Pilot Tailbridge
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Skywalk
Meskal 2

Engine:

black devil

Having released control handle to adjust seat, pilot noticed that prop had severed control handle causing some damage to prop.

none
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 22 November 2017 at 04:30:05 AM

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