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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
21 Apr 2005 Male 55 Pilot High And Over
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Windtech
Serac

Pilot top landed and reached for A risers to deflate canopy. At this point he was lifted 3ft into the air then dragged back into a ditch.

fr arm
16 Apr 2005 Male 36 Club Pilot Fransham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Firebird
Z One

Pilot suffered line break at 1000ft but did not realise line was still connected. Flew with training line until line snagged on trees. pilot threw emergency parachute and landed safely.

none
11 Apr 2005 Female 26 Novice Curium
Cyprus
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bolero 2

Student was lifted off ground during reverse launch attempt, then pulled wrong control resulting in a turn into the hillside.

fr tibia
26 Mar 2005 Male 38 Pilot Blackhall
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 6

Pilot was flying a recognised site in a normal manner and was made aware that his activity had scared some horses that had then broke their tethers and damaged 2 parked cars.

none
25 Mar 2005 Male Advanced Pilot Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Pilot had mid-air with another paraglider. Both carried on flying without problem.

none
13 Mar 2005 Male 35 Advanced Pilot Long Mynd
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Boomerang

Pilot sustained collapse at 40ft in breezy conditions with some turbulence about.

bruised ribs
7 Mar 2005 Male 40 Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Pilot landed tandem glider when another (solo) pilot loses control while ground handling and bumps into tandem passenger. No injuries.

none
24 Feb 2005 Male 51 Club Pilot Macher
Spain
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Arcus

Pilot suffered mid-air with hang glider and fell heavily.

fr vertebra, fr fibula
22 Feb 2005 Male Club Pilot Macher
Spain
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Sierra

Pilot was dragged into parked cars while trying to control glider.

none
19 Feb 2005 Male 35 Novice Montellano
Spain
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Arcus

Students glider suffered symmetric collapse possibly due to rotor from edge of hill. Student landed heavily without PLF.

fr clavicle
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2018 at 05:45:05 AM

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