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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.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
22 Jun 2003 Female Novice Kimmeridge
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Up
Vision Classic



none
22 Jun 2003 Male 38 Pilot Waringham
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Harley
454



none
21 Jun 2003 Male 36 Club Pilot Edenfield
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Moyes
Extralite



none
21 Jun 2003 Male Novice Little Tailbridge
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima



Dislocated right arm
19 Jun 2003 Male 47 Advanced Pilot Forclaz
France
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Bliss

Pilot had hard landing after attempting to land in strong windy and thermic conditions.

Fr R ankle (lateral maleolus), Fr R wrist (medial styloid).
16 Jun 2003 Male 42 Club Pilot Pincots Lane
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Powered HG
Powered
Wing:
Avian
Java

Engine:

Doodle Bug

Pilot turned off engine too soon and was unable to make landing field hitting power lines.

15% electrical burns, hip, abdomen and legs.
15 Jun 2003 Male 64 Club Pilot Broughton Heights
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Atlas



Fractured vertebra
15 Jun 2003 Male 44 Club Pilot Knipe Scar
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Vibe



crushed vertabrae - broken wrist
15 Jun 2003 Male Club Pilot Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Wave



Broken Tibia at ankle
15 Jun 2003 Male Sutton Bank
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova



none
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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