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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
10 May 2003 Female 40 Club Pilot Barton Airfield
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Edel
Apollo



severe bruising to the spinal area, whiplash injury
10 May 2003 Male 15 Novice Luffenham
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
waterbird
Standard



grazed left hand and bruise left shoulder and knee
5 May 2003 Male 48 Advanced Pilot Caburn
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
GRADIENT



disclocated shoulder R/H
4 May 2003 Male Club Pilot Rushop
United Kingdom
32-40 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Ignition



none
4 May 2003 Male 60 Club Pilot Foulden (Set-Aside)
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Powered HG
Powered
Wing:
Airwave
Doodle-Bug/Magic Iii 166

Engine:

radne racket



none
26 Apr 2003 Male 59 Novice Cockle Park
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Hi Way
Stubby

Student confused by different coloured webbing so released under tension and landed heavily.

Disloction of left arm from shoulder socket. Torn arm and chest muscles
24 Apr 2003 Male 69 Pilot Seaham
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 5



Fr Pelvis, Concussion, black eye.
24 Apr 2003 Male 38 Pilot United Kingdom 8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Solar Wings
Eclipse/Ghostbuster



none
22 Apr 2003 Male 37 Club Pilot Shining Tor
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Harmony



none
21 Apr 2003 Male 59 Novice Muggery Bowl
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Airwave
Stubby



broken tooth crown and cut lip
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2018 at 05:45:05 AM

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