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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 Feb 2003 Female 44 Novice Swanborough
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Atom



CUTS ON FACE
9 Feb 2003 Female 27 Novice United Kingdom 8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Edel
Atlas



SUSPECTED TWISTED ANKLE
9 Feb 2003 Male 36 Novice Benbradagh, Dungiven
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Firebird
N-Joy



DEEP CUT OVER RIGHT KNEECAP, BRUISING TO RIGHT AND LEFT LOWER LEGS
5 Feb 2003 Male 40 Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Bibeta



BROKEN FIBIA & TIBIA LEFT LEG.
21 Jan 2003 Male 56 Pilot Haresfield
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
GRADIENT
Saphir 2000



BRUISED BACK
7 Jan 2003 Male Club Pilot Jama
Spain


Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Simba



Fatal.
5 Jan 2003 Male 37 Advanced Pilot Monks Down
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport



BRUISED RIBS
4 Jan 2003 Male 31 Novice Rodneys Pillar
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
FreeX
Moon



LOWER BACK INJURY AND KNEE
25 Nov 2002 Male 33 Beddingham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Fiesta

Canopy collapsed while student was making top landing approach.

BRUISING, POSSIBLE SUSPECTED COMPRESSIN OF SPINE.
18 Nov 2002 Female 43 Club Pilot Beer Head
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Matrix

Pilot misjudged landing approach and impacted the hill.

STIFF SORE. NOTHING SERIOUS
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 June 2018 at 05:45:06 AM

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