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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
31 Jul 2003 Lejaire, Wendling
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Waterbird
Magnum



none
27 Jul 2003 Male 37 Club Pilot Dolomites, Corvara
Italy
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Vibe

Pilot suffered a collapse on approach and crashed into parked cars.

Whiplash, laceration to left elbow.
27 Jul 2003 Female 41 Advanced Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Hornet

Pilot suffered defaltion low over trees. Pilot crashed into trees then fell to the ground.

Fatal.
27 Jul 2003 Male 58 Club Pilot Hill Farm, Norfolk
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Airwave
Pulse 2



Badly bruised arm, thigh and knee detached left biceps tendon.
26 Jul 2003 Male 40 Advanced Pilot Laragne
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Moyes
Litespeed 4



none
24 Jul 2003 Male 44 Novice Darley Moor
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Wills Wing
Condor

Student drifted off line and tow line was guillotined by winch operator. Student over corrected and crash landed.

Fr Humerus.
23 Jul 2003 Male 44 Club Pilot Lobden
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Wave



Fractured vertebrae, L1 and L2.
20 Jul 2003 Male 56 Club Pilot Larragne, Bhpa Nationals.
France


Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)




Multiple, including head injuries.
16 Jul 2003 Male 52 Novice Folly Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
FLYING PLANET
Astair

Student suffered asymmetric collapse while on soaring beat and crashed into slope.

Fr (compressed) vertebrae (2). Uncertain if caused by this incident.
15 Jul 2003 Male 35 Advanced Pilot Chabre
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Avian
Cheetah



Lightly bruised.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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