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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
8 Jul 2005 Male 45 Club Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Vibe

On landing in strong wind pilot pulled down on controls to collapse glider. Thius resulted in him being lifted up and blown back over ridge and crashing into a parked car before coming to rest.

spr ankle, bruising
3 Jul 2005 Male 44 Pilot Heresfield
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Up
Trango 2

Pilot suffered collapse while at 15m above trees. Pilot landed in trees and fell to ground.

fr vertebra
3 Jul 2005 Male 59 Club Pilot Kimmeridge
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Bright

Pilot got dragged back in strong wind over wall, car and barbed wire fence - ouch!

cut finger, fr scapula
3 Jul 2005 Male 38 Pilot Luffenham
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Winch Tow
Edel
Saber

Pilot was caught out by gust prior to launch and failed to control canopy. Pilot was dragged back over runway.

dislo shoulder
1 Jul 2005 Male 27 USA

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Pilot died in USA. Details to follow.

Fatal.
26 Jun 2005 Male 42 Club Pilot Swan Lake Bay
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Topaz

Pilot failed to properly control glider having landed and was lifted by gust. Canopy the had asymmetric and pilot landed heavily.

fr arm
18 Jun 2005 Male 49 Novice High And Over
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima 30

Student stumbled on landing damaging shoulder.

dislo shoulder, chipped bone
10 Jun 2005 Male 48 Novice Green Bell
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima

Student landed heavily on uneven ground fracturing leg.

fr leg
10 Jun 2005 Male 41 Club Pilot Butser
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Z One

Pilot misjudged wind strength/gradient and got blown back into rotor.

fr L1 vertebra
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
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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