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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 Jun 2004 Male 39 Novice Strines
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Black Magic

Student landed awkwardly having completed forward launch practice.

fr ankle
5 Jun 2004 Male 41 Club Pilot Bell Hill
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Z One

Emergency chute deployed accidentally on approach for slope landing. Pilot landed heavily.

none
3 Jun 2004 Male 55 Novice Swyne Hill
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Z One

Student flared too late and caught leg under harness on landing,.

fr leg
3 Jun 2004 Novice Mt Caburn
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)


Student found himself 6m in the air on farward launch ground handle practice. Stalled glider and landed heavily on back.

none
1 Jun 2004 Male 32 Club Pilot United Kingdom 16-24 km/h
Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Oasis

Pilot noticed at take off that a riser maillon was stretched and lines had come out, probably on previous flight.

none
31 May 2004 Male 31 Nont Sarahs
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)


Pilot was ground handling glider after landing. Snagged line and was flung onto rocks.

fr leg
30 May 2004 Male 35 United Kingdom 24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Kimfly
River

Mid air collision resulting in serious injury to one of the pilots. Pilot 1 turned at end of ridge and collided with pilot 2 who was following. Neither were seen to take avoiding action.

fr back, fr ribs
29 May 2004 Male 54 Pilot Colley Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Oasis

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at 6m ato in gusty, turbulent conditions and was unable to recover glider before hitting the hill.

fr ribs
29 May 2004 Male 60 Pilot Parlick
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron

Pilot turned too tight due to proximity to hill. Probably caused spin then stalled in trying to recover surge.

bruising, cracked rib
25 May 2004 Male 32 Pilot Agy
France
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 5

Pilot had to take avoiding action when on finals to avoid collision with another paraglider that had been carrying out 360s low to the ground. Turning sharply to avoid the collision caused the glider to dive and the pilot pendulumed into the ground.

fr L1 vertebra
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 June 2018 at 05:45:06 AM

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