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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 Sep 2003 Clough Head
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider


Unknown pilot rotored in after getting blown back.

Fractured tibia and fibula.
17 Sep 2003 Male 43 Advanced Pilot Kimmeridge
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sky
Fides

Pilot crashed while flying fast close to the hill. Showing off!

Fractured vertebra, T12.
17 Sep 2003 Male 35 Novice Pilgrims Farm
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Sky
Lift 26

Student encountered sink prior to landing and landed heavily without PLF.

Possible tendon/ligament damage.
14 Sep 2003 Male 28 Club Pilot Tow Scar
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Pheron

Pilot flew into cliff face.

Dl wrist, burns and bruises.
14 Sep 2003 Male 48 Pilot Moel Acre
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Vulcan

Airprox with helicopter.

none
13 Sep 2003 Male 41 Club Pilot Beachy Head
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport

Pilot attempted 360 to close to the hill.

Fr right ankle
9 Sep 2003 Male 50 Club Pilot Westbury
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
A

Airprox with helicopter.

none
7 Sep 2003 Male Edenfield
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Astral

Pilot (non-BHPA) blown back into rotor on top of hill landing heavily.

Unspecified back injuries, suspected not to be severe. Airlifted.
7 Sep 2003 Female 28 Novice Pilgrims Farm
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
ADG
Havane

Student twisted ankle either while running at launch or on landing.

Sprained right ankle.
6 Sep 2003 Male 56 Advanced Pilot Chabre, Laragne
France
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Windtech
Syncro

Pilot was inadvertantly lifted off ground while ground handling and fell on bush which pierced thigh.

Leg impaled by branch. Soft tissue damage. Entered left leg at thigh, exit above knee.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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