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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
25 Mar 2007 Male 58 Novice Nid Daigue
Morocco
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Arcus 3

Student suffered asymmetric on landing approach and landed heavily.

fr ankle
24 Mar 2007 Male 38 Pilot Corn Ridge
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Aerodyne
Dune

Pilot did not launch glider straight and subsequent gust lifted him and propelled him sideways while facing uphill. After a couple of second he came down heavily, damaging his knee and was then dragged a further 20-30m.

fr tibia, dislo knee
21 Mar 2007 Male 59 Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Mistral 4

Pilot landed in trees having misjudged conditions.

25 Feb 2007 Male 33 Club Pilot Ibitluna
Brazil
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Geo

Pilot spun glider applying too much control on final turn into wind.

fr foot
4 Feb 2007 Male 48 Novice Kennel Farm
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
FreeX
Dingo

Student sprained ankle while ground handling.

sp ankle
3 Feb 2007 Male 41 Advanced Pilot Fifty Cent
South Africa
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Boomerang Sport

Pilot was caught out by increasing winds. Suffered frontal collapse while on half bar in attempt to get forward. recovered frontal with cravat and glider entered spiral. recovered but entered cascade so threw emergency chute landing heavily.

fr vertebra, fr pelvis
27 Jan 2007 Female 28 Novice Firle West
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Windtech
Tonic

Student got too close to hill on top to bottom flight and flew into tree, falling heavily.

fr vertebra
22 Jan 2007 Male 41 Novice Grenoliers
France
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gradient
Bright

Student flared too late and stumbled while attempting to run off landing.

fr tibia and fibula
20 Jan 2007 Male 44 Pilot Parlic
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Saber

Pilot initiated reverse launch but was lifted by gust then dumped and dragged across hillside. .

bruising
14 Jan 2007 Male Club Pilot Haresfield Beacon
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Windtech
Ambar

Pilot misjudged wind strength and was lifted up and back over trees having initially moved lower down slope. Luckily top landed safely.

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

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