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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
5 Oct 2003 Male 50 Club Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
32-40 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Offpiste
Discovery

Pilot attempted first top landing in strong conditions and possible rotor. Glider dropped wing and crashed. Pilot should have been with Coach for this task!

fr humerus
4 Oct 2003 Male Club Pilot Bell Hill
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Avian
Clubman

Laid flat glider picked up by wind and flipped back. Hit parked car causing slight dent.

none
28 Sep 2003 Male 46 Novice Winter Hill
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aeros
Target

Student tip stalled glider prior to landing.

Fr wrist
26 Sep 2003 Male 43 Advanced Pilot Tailbridge
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Wave

Airprox with Tornado.

none
25 Sep 2003 Male 44 Club Pilot Tan Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Flying Planet
Sirius

Pilot caught out by gusts while ground handing. Lifted off ground then dumped down heavily.

Dislocated left ankle.
20 Sep 2003 Male Swanage
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider


Pilot landed in sea (20cm deep).

none
18 Sep 2003 Clough Head
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider


Unknown pilot rotored in after getting blown back.

Fractured tibia and fibula.
17 Sep 2003 Male 43 Advanced Pilot Kimmeridge
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sky
Fides

Pilot crashed while flying fast close to the hill. Showing off!

Fractured vertebra, T12.
17 Sep 2003 Male 35 Novice Pilgrims Farm
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Sky
Lift 26

Student encountered sink prior to landing and landed heavily without PLF.

Possible tendon/ligament damage.
14 Sep 2003 Male 28 Club Pilot Tow Scar
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Pheron

Pilot flew into cliff face.

Dl wrist, burns and bruises.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 27 May 2020 at 05:45:09 AM

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