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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
2 Oct 2011 Female 12 Under training North Luffenham
20-27 km/h
Gusts

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Waterbird
Magnum

Canopy went off line on launch. Launch aborted and student landed heavily.

Sprained knee
17 Oct 2010 Female 63 Pilot Nth Luffenham
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Harley
288

Pilot misjudged approach and landed heavily.

Fractured fibula
15 May 2010 Male Under training Chetwynd
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Sportlite
Maxum

While on tow the weak link broke. Pilot landed in a tree.

None
14 Jun 2009 Male 53 Club Pilot Barton Airfield
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Variable

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Waterbird

Launch assistant was scooped up by canopy in variable conditions and dragged before launch aborted.

None
14 Jun 2008 Male 60 Club Pilot Barton Airfield
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Harley

Wing tippers let go of canopy at different time causing canopy to rotate on launch, knocking over one of the wing tippers.

Bang to head
20 Oct 2007 Female 15 Novice Chetwynd
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Sportlite
maxum 28

Line break on tandem round resulted in heavy landing and serious injuries to passengers.

fr femur
22 Apr 2007 Male 16 Novice Luffenham
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Waterbird
Jumbo

Student landed heavily and did not carry out good plf.

fr ankle
15 Oct 2006 Male 48 Novice North Luffenham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Waterbird
Jumbo

Student did not get back into wind when attempting 360 degree turn on round canopy and landed heavily. .

mild concus, bruising
26 Aug 2006 Male 42 Thorney Island
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Eiff
Classic

Pilot fell off landing mat when reaching for target, legs outstretched, impacting ground with lower back.

bruised back
11 Jun 2006 Male 17 Novice Luffenham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Paracommander

Student had fast landing and landed with feet apart.

fr tib & fib
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 27 March 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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