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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
6 Apr 2003 Male 23 Novice Barton Aerodrome
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Windtech
Corel



CUT CHIN
5 Apr 2003 Male 41 Novice Heol Senni
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Firebird
G-Sport



broken right ankle
5 Apr 2003 Male 47 Advanced Pilot Bell Hill
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sky
Atis 28



Ankle, not specified.
4 Apr 2003 Male 52 Pilot Harting Down
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Avian
Amour



Fatal.
4 Apr 2003 Male 33 Novice Telegraph Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Windtech
Tonic



Fr r tibia, chipped toe.
3 Apr 2003 Male 36 Novice Gelligaer
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Harmony2



DISLOCATED RIGHT SHOULDER
31 Mar 2003 Male 33 Advanced Pilot Mynydd Meid
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
AERODYNE
Jumbe



RIGHT FRACTURED NECK OF HUMERUS
31 Mar 2003 Male 32 Club Pilot Crows Hall
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Avian
Amour

Pilot allowed glider to go off-line during aerotow. Possibly flying too slow.

Concussion and bruising
30 Mar 2003 Male 35 Club Pilot Hill Farm
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Avian
Java

Low level weak link break leading to difficult landing.

Minor bruising of thumb.
30 Mar 2003 Male 34 Advanced Pilot Shining Tor
United Kingdom
32-40 km/h
Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Icaro
Laminar St



Bruised ribs.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2018 at 05:45:05 AM

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