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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
13 Nov 2004 Male 49 Club Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Airbourne
Sting

Airprox with Police helicopter.

none
5 Nov 2004 Male 58 Club Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron

Pilot had midair collision on crowded site. Glider entered spin and pilot landed heavily.

none
31 Oct 2004 Female 42 Club Pilot Middle Wallop
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Up
Pulse

Pilot stalled glider while on vehicle tow launch and landed heavily.

fr spine
30 Oct 2004 Male 45 Club Pilot Parlick
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Wills Wing
Eagle

Pilot made poor approach and landed short in ditch.

fr wrist
18 Oct 2004 Female 28 Novice Bedlinog
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha

Student went offline after take off and fell over.

bruising
8 Oct 2004 Male Cwm Parc
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Unknown pilot crashed while ridge soaring.

unknown
2 Oct 2004 Male 43 Club Pilot Woldingham
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Harley
Scirocco

Pilot caught out by wind strength over trees and blown back into rotor behind trees. Fell onto parked car.

none
26 Sep 2004 Male 51 Pilot Woolacombe
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Hornet

Pilot lost control of glider and crashed when in a hurry to launch in strong conditions.

fr tib
5 Sep 2004 Male 45 Pilot Plan Praz
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Advance
Epsilon 4

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse due to turbulence and crashed into rocky cliffside.

Fatal.
4 Sep 2004 Male 27 Club Pilot Mt Caburn
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Wave

Pilot encountered unexpected (though predictable) sink while ridge soaring. This resulted in a very fast slope landing attempt.

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

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