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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
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.
4 Sep 2003 Male 28 Novice Marmotts
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Advance
Alpha

Student misjudged appraoch and hit parked car on landing.

Minor cuts and bruises.
1 Sep 2003 Male 53 Club Pilot Monks Down
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Oasis



Whiplash to neck, soft tissue damage.
31 Aug 2003 Male 27 Club Pilot Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Windtech
Tonic



none
31 Aug 2003 Female 38 Novice Moel Elio
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Edel
Space

Student slipped while attempting to launch glider.

Torn knee ligments.
28 Aug 2003 Male 48 Advanced Pilot Brazil

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)


No IR received at all. Have emailed RR 20/11/03. Tony.

Pelvis and head injuries.
27 Aug 2003 Male 44 Club Pilot Kettle Sings, Malvern.
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport



Sprained ankle.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 15 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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