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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
5 Sep 2007 Male 57 Pilot Bell Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Niviuk
Hook

Pilot was caught out by gust during reverse launch which dragged him back into a parked car before glider brought under control.

none
2 Sep 2007 Male 46 Pilot Woldingham
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
FreeX
Arcane

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and impacted heavily.

Fatal.
26 Aug 2007 Male Novice Truleigh Hill
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gradient
Bright

While on launch run during a forward launch, canopy suffered asymmetric and pulled student over onto shoulder.

fr clavicle
26 Aug 2007 Male 27 Pilot Corndon
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Up
Trango 2.1

Pilot fell out of thermal while close to hillside and crashed heavily.

fr ribs, internal injuries
25 Aug 2007 Male 48 Pilot Cassino
Italy
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport 3

Glider stalled at 3m while on finals and pilot landed heavily in seated position.

fr vertebra
24 Aug 2007 Male 35 Novice Blaenavon
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Rookie

Student tripped on landing.

cuts, grazed knee
23 Aug 2007 Male 47 Club Pilot Saltburn Cliffs
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Rookie

Pilot failed to clear a transverse ridge on final approach and landed heavily.

fr L1 vertebra
11 Aug 2007 Male 50 Pilot Milk Hill
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport 3

Pilot suffered symmetric collapse at 50ft and landed heavily.

fr vertebra T12, fr ankle
10 Aug 2007 Male 40 Club Pilot Kirk Fell
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Zulu

Pilot did not see low voltage power lines on landing and struck them when 2m from ground. No injuries but equipment destroyed.

none
9 Aug 2007 Male 49 Club Pilot Sourton Tor
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sky
Fides

Pilot hit sink while close in to ridge and struck large boulder.

Fr vertebra
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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