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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
14 Oct 2005 Male 34 Club Pilot St Marc Douilly
France
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Promise

Pilot suffered front collapse due to severe turbulence when coming in for top landing.

fr vertebra, ribs and foot
12 Oct 2005 Male 46 Club Pilot La Chens
France
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Z One

Pilot decided to land due to rain (glider wet). Put big ears in to land and on releasing ears glider entered deep stall.

none
9 Oct 2005 Male 26 Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
32-40 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 6

Pilot flying in strong wind caught out when wind strength increased forcing tree landing.

cut face
6 Oct 2005 Female 35 Novice Woldingham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Atom

Student flared late and had legs out straight.

spr ankle
5 Oct 2005 Male 45 Novice Dalefoot
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gin
Bolero

Student flew too close to hill prior to landing approach and landed heavily in a seated position with legs outstretched.

fr tibia
17 Sep 2005 Male 46 Club Pilot Corn Ridge
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Vibe

Pilot suffered symmetric collapse at low level in thermic conditions and crashed into hillside.

fr pelvis, fr arm
17 Sep 2005 Male 44 Club Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Carbon

Paraglider pilots suffered mid air collision and descended under one emergency chute.

line burns to arm
17 Sep 2005 Male 49 Monks Down
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Unqualified, self-taught pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level in turbulent, thermic conditions.

none
16 Sep 2005 Male 35 Novice Currium
Cyprus
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport

Student failed to flare properly on landing and went over on ankle.

fr fibula
11 Sep 2005 Male 69 Club Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 2

Pilot rotored in heavily while trying to creep back over ridge.

fr t12 vertebra
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 25 April 2019 at 05:45:08 AM

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