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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
14 Nov 2004 Male 71 Club Pilot Perranporth
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Firebird
Flame

Glider suffered asymmetric collapse having spun at low level due to excessive control input.

fr ribs and multiple internal
5 Nov 2004 Male 58 Club Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron

Pilot had midair collision on crowded site. Glider entered spin and pilot landed heavily.

none
31 Oct 2004 Female 42 Club Pilot Middle Wallop
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Up
Pulse

Pilot stalled glider while on vehicle tow launch and landed heavily.

fr spine
18 Oct 2004 Female 28 Novice Bedlinog
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha

Student went offline after take off and fell over.

bruising
8 Oct 2004 Male Cwm Parc
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Unknown pilot crashed while ridge soaring.

unknown
2 Oct 2004 Male 43 Club Pilot Woldingham
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Harley
Scirocco

Pilot caught out by wind strength over trees and blown back into rotor behind trees. Fell onto parked car.

none
26 Sep 2004 Male 51 Pilot Woolacombe
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Hornet

Pilot lost control of glider and crashed when in a hurry to launch in strong conditions.

fr tib
5 Sep 2004 Male 45 Pilot Plan Praz
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Advance
Epsilon 4

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse due to turbulence and crashed into rocky cliffside.

Fatal.
4 Sep 2004 Male 27 Club Pilot Mt Caburn
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Wave

Pilot encountered unexpected (though predictable) sink while ridge soaring. This resulted in a very fast slope landing attempt.

fr tib and fib
3 Sep 2004 Male 36 Club Pilot France 0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Firebird
Matrix

Pilot failed to execute a good forward launch from a small technical take off area. Glider caught bushes and pilot crashed before taking off.

fr ribs
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 15 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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