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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
25 Mar 2005 Male 37 Advanced Pilot Sutton Meadows
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Airbourne
C2

Pilot started take off run for aerotow but was not properly clear of the marshal. Glider struck marshal on shoulder as it moved forward causing the weak link to break and bending an upright.

none
25 Mar 2005 Male Advanced Pilot Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Pilot had mid-air with another paraglider. Both carried on flying without problem.

none
21 Mar 2005 Male 38 FLPA Lumb Farm
United Kingdom


Powered PG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:




fr leg
21 Mar 2005 Male 51 Frampton End Road
United Kingdom


Powered PG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:




back injuries
17 Mar 2005




Big fat repack report. See report for details.

none
13 Mar 2005 Male 35 Advanced Pilot Long Mynd
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Boomerang

Pilot sustained collapse at 40ft in breezy conditions with some turbulence about.

bruised ribs
13 Mar 2005 Male 25 Club Pilot Long Mynd
United Kingdom


Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Avian
Elan

Under investigation. Pilot lost control at low level and crashed heavilly.

Fatal.
13 Mar 2005




Repack info. See report by Bill Morris.

none
7 Mar 2005 Male 40 Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Pilot landed tandem glider when another (solo) pilot loses control while ground handling and bumps into tandem passenger. No injuries.

none
3 Mar 2005 Male 42 Novice Lords Seat
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Aeros
Target 16

Student appears to have allowed glider to lose too much energy leading to a heavy landing. Poor flare also a factor.

dislo elbow
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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