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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
5 May 2010 Male 27 Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
28-34 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sky
Atis 2

Pilot attempted reverse launch in strong wind but did not notice knot in lines. Pilot was dragged into fence.

none
1 May 2010 Male 54 Club Pilot Chapel Porth
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mojo 2

Pilot was unable to run off speed during slope landing and hit elbow on hillside.

Dislocated elbow
21 Apr 2010 Male 63 Pilot Grasmere
28-34 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Arcus 5

Pilot suffered heavy landing having landed in unexpected valley wind.

Bruised pelvis
19 Apr 2010 Male 46 Pilot Kobala
Slovenia
0-11 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sol
Synergy

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while thermalling. Made corrective input but wing continued to turn back towards hill.

Fr T11 vertebra
18 Apr 2010 Female 35 Under training Muggery
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Karma

Student gave excessive input causing glider to turn sharply. On hands up recovery glider surged and student struck slope.

Bruised back
18 Apr 2010 Male 35 Under training Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Sky
Fides

Student slipped while doing forward launch. Broke small bone in foot.

Fr foot
18 Apr 2010 Male 49 Club Pilot Crete Road, Folkestone
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Wave

Pilot decided to slope land having lost height in light conditions. Came in faster than expected and put hand out to break fall.

Fr fingers
18 Apr 2010 Male 47 Under training Wetton Hill
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Icaro
Cyber 2+

Student allowed glider to overshoot on forward launch and glider pulled student over on to shoulder.

Fr collar bone
17 Apr 2010 Male 44 Under training Kennel farm
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Apco
Fiesta 2

At 20ft on a low level, self release training flight, student panicked and pulled both brakes causing a stall.

Fr sternum, fr rib and elbow
15 Apr 2010 Female 32 Club Pilot Col de Forclaz
France
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mojo 3

Pilot misjudged altitude having encountered sink while crossing lake at Annecy. Landed in tree.

none
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 25 April 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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