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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
23 Aug 2003 Male 20 Club Pilot Brant Side
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Pheron

Pilot assumed other pilot would give way leading to mid air.

none
21 Aug 2003 Female 21 Club Pilot Laragne
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Fiesta

Pilot crashed after encountering a thermal on landing approach.

Concussion,Fr vertebrae (2, compressed), Fr arm.
20 Aug 2003 Male 40 Club Pilot Milk Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ultralite
Makalu



Fr left wrist.
12 Aug 2003 Male 33 Novice Rudlers North
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima

Student put foot in rabbit hole after landing.

Fr Ankle
10 Aug 2003 Male 54 Pilot Col De La Forclaz
France
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Advance
Sigma



Fr skull, parietal, concussion, lacerated elbow.
9 Aug 2003 Male 40 Advanced Pilot Parlick
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Keara



Fractured ankle
8 Aug 2003 Male Club Pilot La Chat, Grand Bornand
France


Paraglider
Foot (Forward)

Epsilon 4

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse due to turbulence on landing approach.

Fatal.
3 Aug 2003 Female 25 Novice Talybont
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Harmony

Student crashed having got too close to ridge while flying.

Split lip and bruised arm.
2 Aug 2003 Male 47 Club Pilot Bell Hill
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Edel
Atlas



none
2 Aug 2003 Male 30 Novice Merthyr
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima

Student landed on uneven ground and strained ankle.

Sprained ankle.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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