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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
16 Aug 2005 Male 25 Novice Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Trekking
Sunbeam

Student tripped on landing.

none
7 Aug 2005 Male 57 Pilot Tremaen
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 5

Pilot landed then took off again having waited for thermic cycle to come through. Unfortunately he did not pre-flight check and took off with twisted risers resulting in a spin and heavy impact.

fr vertebra
7 Aug 2005 Female 40 Advanced Pilot The Lawley
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Advance
Sigma 5

Pilot used anchorman to assist in takeoff. Anchorman turned wrong way on launch and pilot went off with twist in risers causing glider to turn into hill.

spr ankle
7 Aug 2005 Female 27 Novice Clough Head
United Kingdom



Gin
Bolero Plus

Student was caught out by gust when standing with glider and was lifted off ground. Landed heavily.

fr tib and fib
6 Aug 2005 Male 43 Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Windtech
Pulsar

Pilot had mid-air while ridge soaring and had to deploy emergency parachute.

none
26 Jul 2005 Male Pennines
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Unknown pilots intent on self training causing a pain in the Pennines. Not much can be done!

none
25 Jul 2005 Male 58 Club Pilot Bo Peep
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Edel
Response M

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while ridge soaring in thermic and turbulent conditions. Glider turned and spiraled into hill.

Fatal.
16 Jul 2005 Female 31 Club Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mojo

Pilot suffered 40% asymmetric collapse and failed to properly control glider resulting in a heavy impact.

bruising, whiplash
16 Jul 2005 Male 41 Pilot Smeatharpe
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Moyes
Sx3

Pilot crashed on tow after guillotined winch line caught on base bar then fence. .

fr arm, bruising, grazes
16 Jul 2005 Male 32 Novice Dungiven
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Z-One

Student caught out by gust on launch. Twisted ankle badly on controlling glider.

fr ankle and fibula
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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