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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
28 Aug 2005 Male 47 Club Pilot Eype
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 6

Pilot deep stalled onto rock ledge having flown into rotor. Rescued by coast guard.

none
28 Aug 2005 Female 34 Pilot South Cerney
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Apco
Bagheera

Pilot crashed heavily during winch launch. Glider had knot in upper lines.

fr T11 vertebra, fr elbow
28 Aug 2005 Male 43 Club Pilot Mt Caburn
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport 1

Pilot crashed into hillside having misjudged proximity to hill when avoiding another glider.

fr vertebra L1
28 Aug 2005 Female 43 Pilot Ringstead
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron

Pilot flew into turbulence having failed to notice wind had veered.

fr pelvis, fr femur, fr arm
27 Aug 2005
Formal Report 
Male Pilot Milk Hill
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Epsilon 3

Pilot suffered asymmetric colapse at low level and spiralled into hillside.

Fatal.
21 Aug 2005 Male 43 Advanced Pilot Long Mynd
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Up
Trango 2

Pilot entered spin flying too slowly when thermalling and crashed into hillside.

fr wrist
20 Aug 2005 Male 37 Novice Catacol
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Wave

2 students collided but flew on and landed safely. Minor damage to one of the gliders.

none
20 Aug 2005 Male 58 Pilot Combe Gibbit
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Astral 2

Pilot landed in trees having encountered sink while trying to get back to ridge.

none
18 Aug 2005 Male 39 Pilot Captain Cook
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 6

Pilot attempted to slope land having failed to find thermal on light wind day. Pilot landed in bracken and struck foot on hidden boulder.

fr heal, pelvis, sacrum
18 Aug 2005 Male 50 Pilot Babadag
Turkey
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Zoom

Pilot suffered asymmetric (on hill side) while close to top of hill. Recovered glider but could not avoid impact with hill.

fr coccyx fr shoulder
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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