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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
21 Mar 2009 Male 50 Pilot Liddington
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level while facing away from the hill. Glider turned 180 degrees during recovery and pilot impacted hill.

Sprained ankle
19 Mar 2009 Male 57 Pilot Malvern
United Kingdom
28-34 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Mamboo L

Pilot twisted ankle while turning during reverse launch.

Bruised ankle
16 Mar 2009 Male 45 Club Pilot Milk Hill
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient

Pilot suffered mid-air collision with another paraglider causing glider to collapse and fall to ground.

tissue damage to back
16 Mar 2009 Male 38 Under training Milk Hill
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bolero

Pilot suffered mid-air collision with another paraglider resulting in both falling to the ground.

tissue damage to back
15 Feb 2009 Male 55 Club Pilot Butser West
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Firebird
Z-One

Pilot had mid-air with large scale model but landed safely and without injury.

none
11 Feb 2009 Male 73 Novice Muggery, west slope.
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima 30

Student failed to flare on straight hop flight landing heavily.

Damaged ankle
11 Feb 2009 Male 70 Club Pilot Cwmtydu
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Super Space 27

Pilot caught out by reduced lift due to wind being further off than expected. Pilot lost height and was forced to land on rocks at base of cliff.

Fr heel, bruising.
10 Jan 2009 Male 50 Club Pilot Les Tieilles
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Rookie

Pilot altered approach at last minute due to glider ground handling in chosen approach path. Resulted in low turn and probable out of wind landing.

Fr T1 vertebra
2 Jan 2009 Male 56 Club Pilot Farway
United Kingdom
20-27 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Golden 2

Pilot was turned into hill having encountered unexpected turbulence.

Fr heel.
30 Dec 2008 Male 54 Club Pilot Barkin Fell
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Nova
Mentor

Pilot encountered severe sink immediately after takeoff and landed heavily.

Dislocated shoulder
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 June 2018 at 05:45:06 AM

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