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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
18 Oct 2003 Male 59 Pilot Abington East
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Proton

Pilot misjudged slope landing an hit ground heavily. Possibly stalled glider.

Fr left wrist and radius.
17 Oct 2003 Male 55 Pilot Tap O Noth
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Solar Wings
Xkr

HG pilot cocked up light wind take off. Broke upright.

none
11 Oct 2003 Male 45 Club Pilot Barton Airport
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Windtech
Tonic 27

Pilot failed to keep glider on line during tow. Tow was cut and pilot landed awkwardly.

Sprained ankle.
7 Oct 2003 Male 32 Novice Marania Farm
Kenya
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Advance
Alpha Ii

Student twisted ankle on landing.

Sprained ankle.
5 Oct 2003 Male 50 Club Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
32-40 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Offpiste
Discovery

Pilot attempted first top landing in strong conditions and possible rotor. Glider dropped wing and crashed. Pilot should have been with Coach for this task!

fr humerus
4 Oct 2003 Male Club Pilot Bell Hill
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Avian
Clubman

Laid flat glider picked up by wind and flipped back. Hit parked car causing slight dent.

none
28 Sep 2003 Male 46 Novice Winter Hill
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aeros
Target

Student tip stalled glider prior to landing.

Fr wrist
26 Sep 2003 Male 43 Advanced Pilot Tailbridge
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Wave

Airprox with Tornado.

none
25 Sep 2003 Male 44 Club Pilot Tan Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Flying Planet
Sirius

Pilot caught out by gusts while ground handing. Lifted off ground then dumped down heavily.

Dislocated left ankle.
20 Sep 2003 Male Swanage
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider


Pilot landed in sea (20cm deep).

none
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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