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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
3 Aug 2004 Male 77 Pilot Ringstead
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Grid

Pilot flew into hill having failed to notice that the wind had shifted to a direction too far off the hill to provide much lift.

fr spine
2 Aug 2004 Male 53 Club Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
32-40 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Bright

Low airtime pilot caught out by windy conditions pulled big ears having already applied full speed bar! Resulted in full frontal collapse and subsequant cascade sequence until impact.

bruised ribs
1 Aug 2004 Male 30 Novice High & Over
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Prima

Pilot landed heavily having lost height on approach to landing.

twisted knee
31 Jul 2004 Male 37 Novice United Kingdom 0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Edel
Space

Student tripped having completed flight successfully.

fr ankle
31 Jul 2004 Male 24 Novice Mt Caburn
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Samba

Student collided with another paraglider (both flew on without incident) whilst ridge soaring. Poor airmanship!.

none
26 Jul 2004 Male 46 Club Pilot Telegraph Hill
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Ignition

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse as a result of rotor caused by windy conditions.

ligament and tissue damage to neck and back
13 Jul 2004 Male 44 Pilot Worcester Beacon
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport

Pilot suffered stall then failed to make immediate recovery. Eventually recovered.

none
12 Jul 2004 Male 35 Club Pilot Hay Bluff
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport

Pilot suffered large asymmetric while flying in strong turbulent conditions. The ensuing dive led to a spiral that the pilot could not recover. He deployed his emergency chute and landed safely but was then dragged for 300m. .

none
7 Jul 2004 United Kingdom

Paraglider


During repack deployment handle tore off deployment bag.

none
7 Jul 2004 United Kingdom

Paraglider


During repack deployment handle/bridle combination was of such a length that the emergency chute was still in harness at full extension of pilots arm. Webbing to webbing conection also. Par Avion.

none
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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