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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
18 Oct 2001 Male 37 Club Pilot Otiva
Spain
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Nova
Carbon Medium

Student launched without instructor present - instructor then arrived and gave instruction over radio. Student didnt follow advice which resulted in canopy entering flat spin, canopy recovered student landed on the slope.

16 Oct 2001 Male 70 Pilot Butser Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 3



Fr (R) forearm, Bruised upper body.
15 Oct 2001 Male 37 Club Pilot Otiva
Spain
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Nova
Carbon Medium

Student attempted 360 degree turn with insufficient distance from the maountain, resulted in slope landing.

13 Oct 2001 Male 50 Mam Torr
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima



Bruised back.
12 Oct 2001 Male 27 Limerston
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Arcus 25.1



12 Oct 2001 Male 34 Seeg
Germany
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Firebird
Matrix

Whilst the student was launching there was a change in wind direction. The student did not react to this which resulted in the canopy drifting from the intended flight path into some trees. The student landed in the trees.

24 Sep 2001 Male 37 Beddingham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima 27

Student stumbled and injured wrist during attempted forward launch.

FR wrist
22 Sep 2001 Rudlers North
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Prima

Student attempted to run off excess speed during slope landing, turned ankle on rough ground.

Sprained ankle.
22 Sep 2001 Male 53 Club Pilot Firle
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Harmony



Ruptured tendon, right leg.
22 Sep 2001 Male 33 Tintin Epidavros
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gin
Bandit

Pilkot misjudged his landing approach resulting in him overshooting into some trees.

FR (L) humerus, bruised rib, bruised (L) thigh.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 19 December 2018 at 05:45:09 AM

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