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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
14 May 2004 Male 35 Novice Moel Wnion
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Bright

Student became confused on approach and landed downwind (no PLF) thinking he was into wind.

fr heel
14 May 2004 Male Pilot Blorenge
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Vulcan

Pilot discovered the The Loft had replaced lines incorrectly during a service causing the glider to be deformed in flight. Pilot was not able to discover fault during pre-flight check as all looked ok.

none
7 May 2004 Male 43 Novice Fochriw
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student failed to control glider having made a successful top landing. Glider pulled student over causing 2 broken fingers.

2 fr fingers
2 May 2004 Male 31 Novice Mt Caburn
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bolero

Student became boxed in by another pilot and crashed having taken avoiding action.

fr ankle
2 May 2004 Male 43 Pilot Bewaldeth
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bonanza

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse in rough thermic conditions which developed into a rotation. Pilot deployed reserve and landed safely though dragged on landing due to strong wind.

none
24 Apr 2004 Male 53 Novice Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Windtech
Coral

Student went over on ankle while ground handling.

spr ankle
24 Apr 2004 Male 35 Novice United Kingdom 8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Epsilon 4

Student failed to control glider after aborted take off. Glider reinflated and lifted student approx 2m into the air before dumping him back down heavily.

fr fibula
22 Apr 2004 Male 24 Novice Rhossili
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student landed then got dragged into stone wall while attempting to walk glider back to launch.

bruising and spr ankle
18 Apr 2004 Male 49 Club Pilot Mayo Bridge
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Nova
Artax

Pilot spun glider then suffered 2 asymmetric collapses before hitting hill.

possible fr pelvis
17 Apr 2004 Male 48 Pilot United Kingdom 16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Nova
Argon

Weak link broke at 80ft in gusty conditions and pilot landed heavily.

none
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 August 2018 at 05:45:05 AM

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