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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
3 Jul 2005 Female 44 Novice Luffenham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Harley
9/288

Student did not realise line had released then spent too long looking for it. Student landed on rough ground.

twisted knee
17 Jun 2005 Male 42 Luffenham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow


Tow vehicle driver crashed into rubble mound hidden by long grass on tow field.

grazing to arm and back
15 May 2005 Female 14 Novice Luffenham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Paracommander

Student landed heavilly on one foot.

none
16 Apr 2005 Female Novice Luffenham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Waterbird

Student landed on knees instead of plf.

sprained knee
5 Aug 2004 Female 16 Novice Lincon Showground
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Sportlite
Paracommander

Pilot landed heavily after weak link broke during tow.

bruised head
4 Aug 2004 Female 46 Novice Lincon Showground
United Kingdom


Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Sportlite
Paracommander

Pilot tripped on landing.

fr tib fib
12 Jul 2003 Male 40 Pilot North Luffenham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Sportlite
Ascending 324



none
12 Jul 2003 Male 38 Pilot North Luffenham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
waterbird
Jumbo



Bruising to forehead.
5 Jul 2003 Male 66 Novice Raf Kemble
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Harley
New Wave 350



Concussion, bruising.
22 Jun 2003 Male 38 Pilot Waringham
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Harley
454



none
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 16 January 2018 at 04:30:09 AM

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