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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
30 Mar 2004 Female 34 Novice Plain Joux
France
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Sky
Lift

Student overcompensated asymmetric at 30m and spun into building.

fr heal and compressed vertebra
29 Mar 2004 Male 35 Novice Merthyr Common
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Harmony Ii

Student lifted legs before glider properly flying. Caught outstretched leg on rock.

sprained ankle
29 Mar 2004 Male 44 Novice Currium
Cyprus
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Epsilon 4

Student got too close to hill while attempting to soar and landed heavily.

bruised elbow
29 Mar 2004 Male 29 Novice Fasoula
Cyprus
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gin
Bolero

Student hit foot on rock after being pulled to one side on launch.

spr ankle
27 Mar 2004 Male 36 Novice Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Apco
Fiesta Ii

At approx 20m glider stalled on tow. Pilot pendulumed into ground but was OK but for some bruising. Glider suspected.

bruising
6 Mar 2004 Female 35 Club Pilot Telegraph
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Z-One

Pilot flew too far back for top landing approach and was caught in rotor.

fr shoulder
4 Mar 2004 Male 55 Pilot France 0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Windtech
Pulsar Small

Pilot induced an accelerated symmetric collapse on an siv course. Glider entered stall and needed significant pilot input to recover. DHV 1/2 glider.

none
4 Mar 2004 Male 63 Pilot France 0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Swing
Arcus

Pilot induced accelerated symmetric collapse on siv course. Glider entered stall and was difficult to recover.

none
2 Mar 2004 Male 64 Pilot Ibituruna
Brazil
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Aspen

Pilot misjudged landing and was still in turn when landing falling onto hand.

fr wrist
1 Mar 2004 Male 35 Club Pilot Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Powered HG
Powered
Wing:
Airwave
K5

Engine:

mosquito

Pilot took off with high angle of attack and stalled one wing at 15ft.

fr arm
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 June 2018 at 05:45:06 AM

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