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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
25 Sep 2005 Male 42 Advanced Pilot

Flexwing Hang Glider
Moyes
Litespeed S 4.5

During inspection piot discovered damaged carbon spar caused as a result of manufacturing error.

none
24 Sep 2005 Male 48 United Kingdom




Pilot reported problems reverse launching because of prominent rear section of helmet catching in lines.

none
17 Sep 2005 Male 46 Club Pilot Corn Ridge
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Vibe

Pilot suffered symmetric collapse at low level in thermic conditions and crashed into hillside.

fr pelvis, fr arm
17 Sep 2005 Male 44 Club Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Carbon

Paraglider pilots suffered mid air collision and descended under one emergency chute.

line burns to arm
17 Sep 2005 Male 49 Monks Down
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Unqualified, self-taught pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level in turbulent, thermic conditions.

none
16 Sep 2005 Male 35 Novice Currium
Cyprus
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport

Student failed to flare properly on landing and went over on ankle.

fr fibula
11 Sep 2005 Male 69 Club Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 2

Pilot rotored in heavily while trying to creep back over ridge.

fr t12 vertebra
10 Sep 2005 Male Novice Woldingham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
FreeX
Dingo

Student jumped into seat before properly flying.

fr leg
3 Sep 2005 Male 47 Pilot Mercury
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Keara

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and crashed heavily.

fr L1, L2 and T5 vertebra, fr femur, fr ribs
2 Sep 2005 Male 32 Becketts Farm
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Skywalk
Silex

Engine:

fresh breeze

Unqualified pilot crashed having stalled wing just after take off.

fr vertebra
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 17 June 2018 at 05:45:06 AM

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