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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
3 Jul 2005 Male 44 Pilot Heresfield
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Up
Trango 2

Pilot suffered collapse while at 15m above trees. Pilot landed in trees and fell to ground.

fr vertebra
3 Jul 2005 Male 39 Advanced Pilot Mendelsham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Solar Wings
Scandal

Pilot noticed that kingpost wires were incorrectly attached.

none
3 Jul 2005 Male 59 Club Pilot Kimmeridge
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Bright

Pilot got dragged back in strong wind over wall, car and barbed wire fence - ouch!

cut finger, fr scapula
3 Jul 2005 Male Pilot Mendlesham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Aeros
Kpl3

After landing pilot discovered hang point pivot pin had slipped out 2cm having noticed a creaking noise while being towed into air.

none
3 Jul 2005 Male 38 Pilot Luffenham
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Winch Tow
Edel
Saber

Pilot was caught out by gust prior to launch and failed to control canopy. Pilot was dragged back over runway.

dislo shoulder
1 Jul 2005 Male 27 USA

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Pilot died in USA. Details to follow.

Fatal.
26 Jun 2005 Male 42 Club Pilot Swan Lake Bay
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Topaz

Pilot failed to properly control glider having landed and was lifted by gust. Canopy the had asymmetric and pilot landed heavily.

fr arm
25 Jun 2005 Male 45 Pilot United Kingdom


Gin
Oasis

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse due to close proximity of RAF sea king helicopter. Site had not been notamd.

none
20 Jun 2005 Male 60 Bradwell
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic




Pilot 360d into hill in sinking air.

18 Jun 2005 Male 49 Novice High And Over
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima 30

Student stumbled on landing damaging shoulder.

dislo shoulder, chipped bone
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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