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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
9 Jun 2005 Male 65 Club Pilot Forclaz
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Mamboo Large

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at 15m on final approach due to turbulence.

fr vertabrae and ribs
7 Jun 2005 Male Novice Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Trekking
Sunbeam

Student did not flare on landing and glider over-flew, pulling student over.

fr tibia
5 Jun 2005 Male Formaw Hill
8-16 km/h

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco

Unknown pilot took off having clipped in back to front. Pilot landed safely and rectified fault.

none
31 May 2005 Male 18 Novice Compton Bowl
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Reggae

Student flew into hill while attempting a top to bottom flight with turns.

bruised foot
31 May 2005 Male 54 Club Pilot Ringstead
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Wave

Pilot misjudged site and airflow resulting in a water landing. No dry option. V lucky!

none
30 May 2005 Male 34 Novice Wetton
United Kingdom


Paraglider


Student fractured collar bone while practicing PLFs prior to flight training.

fr clavicle
17 May 2005 Male 40 Novice Truleigh Hill
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mojo

Student suffered asymmetric collapse at 10m and hit hillside.

fr heel
15 May 2005 Male 41 Novice Curium
Cyprus
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 2

Student allowed glider to overfly on launch pulling pilot over.

minor abrasions to face, arm and calf
9 May 2005 Male Club Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Promise

Pilot initiated symmetric collapse by pulling b rather than a lines for big ears. Glider then entered spin with cravatte.

none
23 Apr 2005 Male 35 Pilot St Cyrus
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Windtech
Quarx

Pilot stalled glider by flying too slowly and in wrong area.

bruised back
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 June 2018 at 05:45:06 AM

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