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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 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
18 Jun 2005 Male 40 Club Pilot Rushup Edge
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Calypso

Tow rated pilot got into difficulties when attempting to ridge soar having hill launched. Pilot landed heavily behind trees.

bruising
17 Jun 2005 Male 42 Luffenham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow


Tow vehicle driver crashed into rubble mound hidden by long grass on tow field.

grazing to arm and back
15 Jun 2005 Male 41 Club Pilot Plaine Joux
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Aeros
Target 16

It is believed that the pilot clipped a tree in light conditions and fell 15m to the ground. The pilot was wearing a cycle helmet which contributed sighnificantly to the seriousness of the head injuries!.

fr skull, fr ribs
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 19 November 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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