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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
26 Aug 2003 Male 56 Pilot Malvern Kettle
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport

Pilots had mid air. Poor lookout.

none
26 Aug 2003 Female 33 Novice Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Harley
Scirrocco

Student fell over on landing.

Sprained ankle
25 Aug 2003 Male 48 Novice United Kingdom 16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Wave

Emergency chute deployed accidentally while student was trying to access speed bar.

Fr r shoulder
24 Aug 2003 Male 32 Pilot Corndon Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Onyx

Pilot misjudged approach to top landing and landed heavily on downwind leg.

fr wrist
23 Aug 2003 Male 20 Club Pilot Brant Side
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Pheron

Pilot assumed other pilot would give way leading to mid air.

none
21 Aug 2003 Female 21 Club Pilot Laragne
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Fiesta

Pilot crashed after encountering a thermal on landing approach.

Concussion,Fr vertebrae (2, compressed), Fr arm.
20 Aug 2003 Male 40 Club Pilot Milk Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ultralite
Makalu



Fr left wrist.
16 Aug 2003 Male 39 Advanced Pilot Mercury
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Moyes
Litespeed 4



none
16 Aug 2003 Male 38 Pilot Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Avian
Amour

Pilot released from aerotow due to oscilations. Flew into large pile of poo on landing!

Multiple fractures to left humerus.
15 Aug 2003 Female 54 Club Pilot Crow Hall
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Sky Hook
Gypsy Small

Student went off line on tow then spiralled into ground.

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

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