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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
10 Sep 2002 Male 31 Club Pilot Chamonix
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Nova
Xact

Whilst attempting to utilise small strong thermal lift canopy suffered a collapse which developed into a spin. Pilot unable to correct situation deployed reserve which did not open fully, impacted ground heavily.

CUT ELBOW AND BRUISED RIBS
8 Sep 2002 Male 31 Club Pilot Nont Sarah
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Allegra

Pilot attempting to slope land with insufficient airspeed resulted in the canopys right wing collapsing followed by a spin into the hill.

Right Shoulder dislocated, to Calderdale NHS Trust
8 Sep 2002 Female 48 Club Pilot Atherfield
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
FLYING PLANET
Astir

PG pilot concerned that a helicopter flying downwind of the ridge she was soaring on passed too close.

8 Sep 2002 Male 39 Club Pilot Atherfield
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Vibe

Helicopter pssed behind pilots soaring ridge.

3 Sep 2002 Male 38 Pilot Haig Pit
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Saphir

During a top landing attempt the pilot realised that he was in danger of landing close to some parked cars at the downwind end of the field. At the last minute he decided to try to land behind the cars, but was unable to turn quickly enough to avoid them.

none
1 Sep 2002 Male 43 Warren Hill Low
United Kingdom

Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


No details.

Sprained ankle, 1st aid applied and to casulaty
1 Sep 2002 Male Warren Hill
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
FLYING PLANET
Astair

Student failed to gain sufficient airspeed on launch and attempted to jump into the air.

TWISTED ANKLE
31 Aug 2002 Male 64 Pilot Bell Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Allegra

Whilst out landing the pilot initiated a right hand turn to enter his intended field. The canopy entered a spiral at approximately 50ft and the pilot impacted the ground.

Bruising to back and arm, went to GP few days later
29 Aug 2002 Male 38 Club Pilot Marfield Beacon
United Kingdom


Paraglider


No details.

Fractured hip and Leg, Helicopter to hospital
28 Aug 2002 Male 70 Pilot Branscombe
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Xyon 124

Following a recent repack the pilot emergency parachute accidentally deployed.

Broken vertebra L1 & L3, Compresed L1, wedge L3
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 21 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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