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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
9 May 2005 Male Club Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Promise

Pilot initiated symmetric collapse by pulling b rather than a lines for big ears. Glider then entered spin with cravatte.

none
23 Apr 2005 Male 35 Pilot St Cyrus
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Windtech
Quarx

Pilot stalled glider by flying too slowly and in wrong area.

bruised back
23 Apr 2005 Male 48 Pilot Refugio Di Perugia
Italy
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Carbon

Pilot suffered multiple asymmetric collapses prior to deploying emergency chute. Probably due to flying through unforseen rotor.

none
21 Apr 2005 Male 55 Pilot High And Over
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Windtech
Serac

Pilot top landed and reached for A risers to deflate canopy. At this point he was lifted 3ft into the air then dragged back into a ditch.

fr arm
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
16 Apr 2005 Male 36 Club Pilot Fransham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Firebird
Z One

Pilot suffered line break at 1000ft but did not realise line was still connected. Flew with training line until line snagged on trees. pilot threw emergency parachute and landed safely.

none
11 Apr 2005 Female 26 Novice Curium
Cyprus
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bolero 2

Student was lifted off ground during reverse launch attempt, then pulled wrong control resulting in a turn into the hillside.

fr tibia
5 Apr 2005 Male 52 Club Pilot Stags Fell
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Hang Glider Rigid
Foot (Assisted)
Atos
C

Pilot missjudged approach having encountered sheep in chosen field. Collided with wall.

fr knee, cuts to face and arm, broken teeth.
5 Apr 2005 Male 54 Club Pilot Milk Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Avian
Amour 159

Glider stalled on final approach possibly due to thermic activity and/or insufficient speed on landing appraoch.

strained shoulder
26 Mar 2005 Male 38 Pilot Blackhall
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 6

Pilot was flying a recognised site in a normal manner and was made aware that his activity had scared some horses that had then broke their tethers and damaged 2 parked cars.

none
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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