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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
30 Jul 2001 Male 45 Pilot Thurnham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing



Fr both legs, two vertebrae.
28 Jul 2001 Male 47 Penmaer Beach
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Mac
Eden

Student misjudged distance from the hill and clipped a lump on it. Spevtator called emergency services, helicopter arrived although was not needed.

Sprained wrist
28 Jul 2001 Male 51 Darley Moor
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Icaro
Mars 2000

Student overcontrolled following tow release, student pushed out during a turn whilst low, glider stalled pilot impacted the ground.

Concussion, cuts to face, bruising.
28 Jul 2001 Male At Home, Cholsey.
United Kingdom


Powered PG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:

Revoloution
Classic

During maintainence paramotor fell towards pilot whiuls engine was running, the pilot put ou his hand to protect his head and suffered injuies to his hand and arm.

Lacerated arm and hand.
28 Jul 2001 Male 39 Monks Field
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Airwave
Black Magic M



lower back
27 Jul 2001 Male 31 Whetton
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron

Student failed to follow radio instructions and flew into an area of turbulence, canopy collapse (50%) piutched down and left into rocks.

Poss : FR vertebra, L femur, R ankle, head injury not specified, , bleeding from femur area.
27 Jul 2001 Male 35 Club Pilot Parlick
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Atlas

Pilot realised too late that he was flying downwind with insufficeint height - impacted steep part of the hill.

Bennetts fracture to right thumb. Deep gash in right shin.
26 Jul 2001 Male 42 Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Spectra

Student turned left into the hill rather than right as instructed.

Suspected fractured foot.
23 Jul 2001 Male 57 Club Pilot Brighstone
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Atto

Pilot injured foot during gentle lanbding.

Torn quadriceps tendon above knee joint.
22 Jul 2001 Male Compton Bowl
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Reggae

Student landed feet first on the side of the hill after instructions over the radio were ignored.

Bruised lower back.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 17 October 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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