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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
24 Jun 2002 Hunstanton
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Firebird
A Yellow One

Pilot seen to attampt launch at foot of low cliffs. Canopy inflated dragging pilot over cliff tops into parked cars. Pilot then verbally abused car owner and hit the car with his helmet.

23 Jun 2002 Male 44 Club Pilot Atherfield Bay
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron

The pilot became aware that he was catching another paraglider pilot also soaring in the same direction. He tried to over take the pilot on the cliff side but had insufficient room. The pilots wing collided with the leading pilots harness.

23 Jun 2002 Male 28 United Kingdom

Paraglider


As 096.

23 Jun 2002 Male 48 Club Pilot Atherfield
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)

Independance: Avalon



20 Jun 2002 Male 46 Kimmeridge
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Swing

Paraglider pilot flying in strong conditions, was seen to fly downwind behind the ridge whilst low. The pilot reappeared almost upside down in his harness. He then flew downwind again and the canopy was seen to collapse. Pilot was uninjured.

20 Jun 2002 Male 46 Pilot Kimmeridge
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Magic 4

Pilot experienced turbulence during his landing approach, resulting in a wing dropping and an upright breaking as it hit the ground.

19 Jun 2002 Male Glynde Sussex


Paraglider


Report received from sussex police, awaiting IR.

Unspecified. Ambulance called.
12 Jun 2002 Male 38 Club Pilot Dune De Pyla
France
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Arcus

Inexperienced pilot caught in venturi effect whilst ridge soaring. He bagan to drift backwards over the ridge and collided with a tree injuring his arm.

broken arm/ elbow La Teste - casualty in Bordeaux- France
8 Jun 2002 Male 27 Club Pilot Newhaven Cliffs
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
FreeX
Oxygen

During wingovers canopy collapsed then recovered violently breaking several lines. Pilot deployed parachute.

Cut through left eyebrow, bruises, shock and damaged ego!
8 Jun 2002 Male 42 Club Pilot Hive Beach
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Alto

Pilot flying coastal ridge misjudged wind strength and direction and was unable to fly back to his launch point. He attemptted to top land the cliff site but flew into turbulent air behind the ridge, causing his glider to drop.

Bumps and Bruises
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 25 April 2019 at 05:45:08 AM

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