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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
14 Aug 2004 Male Novice Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider


Student bruised shoulder while attempting a PLF, though told only to watch and wait at this point.

bruised shoulder
10 Aug 2004 Female 48 Club Pilot Mere Rifle Range
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Exact

Pilot encountered turbulence and landed heavily wearing trainers and carrying ballast.

fr foot
8 Aug 2004 Male 30 Advanced Pilot Puncho
France
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Moyes
Ls4 S

Pilot stalled having pushed out to miss trees on landing.

fr collar bone, shoulder and ribs
7 Aug 2004 Male 31 Advanced Pilot Kip Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Avax Rs

Pilot had mid air while thermalling in competition. Some damage to other pilots wing.

none
6 Aug 2004 Male 58 Novice Compton Bowl
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Reggae

Student tripped on take off and fell heavily on arm.

fr arm
5 Aug 2004 Female 16 Novice Lincon Showground
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Sportlite
Paracommander

Pilot landed heavily after weak link broke during tow.

bruised head
4 Aug 2004 Male 34 Pilot Mynydd Meio
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse from turbulence from another glider. Landed heavily.

minor bruising and scrapes
4 Aug 2004 Female 46 Novice Lincon Showground
United Kingdom


Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Sportlite
Paracommander

Pilot tripped on landing.

fr tib fib
3 Aug 2004 Male 77 Pilot Ringstead
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Grid

Pilot flew into hill having failed to notice that the wind had shifted to a direction too far off the hill to provide much lift.

fr spine
2 Aug 2004 Male 53 Club Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
32-40 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Bright

Low airtime pilot caught out by windy conditions pulled big ears having already applied full speed bar! Resulted in full frontal collapse and subsequant cascade sequence until impact.

bruised ribs
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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