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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
21 Mar 2009 Male 47 Pilot White Horse
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Buzz

While ridge soaring pilot applied speed bar when the upper pulley on riser failed rendering speed bar inoperable.

none
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
19 Mar 2009 Male 62 Club Pilot Spain




Under investigation.

Fatal.
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
13 Mar 2009 Male 53 Pilot Perranporth
United Kingdom
28-34 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Wills Wing
Talon 150

On finals pilot decided to go round but then quickly lost height resulting in the glider drifting off-line and stalling into rigging gliders.

none
8 Mar 2009 Male 39 Pilot Cheng Su
China
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Paramania

Engine:

prototype

Shortly after take off the pilot noticed tip steering line had become loose and was lying on the cage netting. The prussik loop holding the tip steering line had become loose.

none
21 Feb 2009 Male 33 Pilot Oldbury on the Hill
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Paramania
Revolution 28

Engine:

PAP
ROS IQS 1400R

Pilot suffered engine cut out at 200ft. Found no fault and took off again only for engine cut out at 20ft. Pilot landed on knees but ok. This time found that fuel primer bulb was contracting after 30 seconds causing engine to cut out.

none
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
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 20 September 2017 at 04:30:34 AM

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