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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
28 Jan 2001 Male 30 Novice Marania Farm
Kenya
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Jive

During early training flights student suffered from ground rush - as he approached the ground the student brought his left hand down causing the glider to turn left, student impacted ground.

Bruising to right hand.
14 Jan 2001 Male 56 Club Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron

Pilot soaring with ridge on his left turned left toward the hill in front of an oncoming Pg. The canopies came very close to touching causing the second canopy to suffer a partial collapse.

13 Jan 2001 Threlkeld
United Kingdom


Paraglider


No details!

Not specified, but not life threatening.
13 Jan 2001 Male 39 Club Pilot Blease Fell
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Promise

Canopy suffered a front tuck in turbulent air.

Concussion, FR pelvis, pneumothorax, Fr ribs
10 Jan 2001 Male 39 Buachaille Etive Mor
United Kingdom

Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)


Reports from the Scottish press of two PGs suffering collapses whilst flying in the Glencoe area.

Cuts and bruises
10 Jan 2001 Male Buachaille Etive Mor
United Kingdom

Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)


Reports from the Scottish press of two PGs suffering collapses whilst flying in the Glencoe area.

Fractured leg
15 Dec 2000 Male 32 Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Axon

Paraglider pilot heard shouting during a soaring flight he turned to look behind at the moment that a hang gliders wing tip clipped the back of his harness. Both pilots landed safely.

None
1 Oct 2000 Male 38 Club Pilot Llantysellio
United Kingdom
32-40 km/h
Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
ADG
Tigra

Paraglider launched into very strong turbulent conditions and was immediately blown back over launch - he attempted to land but was dragged back over the hill.

Compression fracture of two vertebrae. Sprained ankle
4 Sep 2000 Milk Hill
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider


No details.

Possible FR collarbone
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 15 July 2018 at 05:45:06 AM

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