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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
19 Jan 2004 Male 32 Novice Sheroti Hill
Kenya
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Advance
Alpha 2

Student twisted knew while turning to face canopy in order to collapse it after flight.

twisted knee
18 Jan 2004 Male 42 Novice Beddingham
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Atom

Student flew into bush having failed to turn at end of ridge. Landed on side rather than legs.

bruised side
30 Dec 2003 Male 44 Club Pilot Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Up
Mackalo

Glider stalled during launch at approx 25m. Sorted by winch operator and pilot plf.

none
12 Nov 2003 Male 38 Club Pilot United Kingdom

Paraglider
Swing
Astral

Swing glider grounded on advice from Swing!

none
26 Oct 2003 Male 50 Novice Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Ozone
Atom

Student allowed glider to go off line on take off. Landed heavily.

Bruised elbow and hip.
18 Oct 2003 Male 59 Pilot Abington East
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Proton

Pilot misjudged slope landing an hit ground heavily. Possibly stalled glider.

Fr left wrist and radius.
11 Oct 2003 Male 45 Club Pilot Barton Airport
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Windtech
Tonic 27

Pilot failed to keep glider on line during tow. Tow was cut and pilot landed awkwardly.

Sprained ankle.
7 Oct 2003 Male 32 Novice Marania Farm
Kenya
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Advance
Alpha Ii

Student twisted ankle on landing.

Sprained ankle.
26 Sep 2003 Male 43 Advanced Pilot Tailbridge
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Wave

Airprox with Tornado.

none
25 Sep 2003 Male 44 Club Pilot Tan Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Flying Planet
Sirius

Pilot caught out by gusts while ground handing. Lifted off ground then dumped down heavily.

Dislocated left ankle.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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