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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
2 Mar 2013 Male 61 Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 3

Pilot had mid air collision with another paraglider while ridge soaring in light conditions. Both landed unhurt.

Unhurt
2 Mar 2013 Male 56 Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h

Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Gin Gliders
Airflex

Pilot went off line on winch launch and instructor gave wrong directional command resulting in student going further off line and landing heavily on airbag.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

2 Mar 2013 Male 49 Mam Tor
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Air Design
Vita

Student had mid air collision with another paraglider. Both landed unhurt.

Unhurt
2 Mar 2013 Male 48 Pilot Blorenge
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Team 5
Blue

Pilot landed quicker than expected and bruised heel. Suspects possible tension on speed bar and/or lack of familiarity with glider.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

2 Mar 2013 Male 68 Pilot Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mantra M3

Pilot caught his foot during a slope landing.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

2 Mar 2013 Female 18 CP Mam Tor
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Epsilon 6

Pilot had mid air collision with another paraglider while soaring in weak lift.

Unhurt
2 Mar 2013 Male 55 CP Mam Tor
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Mac Para
Envy 2

Pilot had mid air collision with another paraglider. Crash landed.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

24 Feb 2013 Male 0 Big Fat Repack
United Kingdom


Paraglider


During repack bungees on deployment bag found to have lost elasticity. Replacement advised.

Unhurt
24 Feb 2013 Male 0 Big Fat Repack
United Kingdom


Paraglider


During repack webbing to webbing connection noted.

Unhurt
24 Feb 2013 Male 0 Big Fat Repack
United Kingdom


Paraglider


During repack noted two 6mm trapezium Maillons used instead of one of the correct size and shape.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 22 October 2017 at 04:30:04 AM

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