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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
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
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
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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