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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
31 Dec 2004 Male 57 Club Pilot Presendyt
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Nova
X-Act

Pilot was dragged and bounced while attempting to forward launch.

fr wrist, fr leg
28 Dec 2004 Male United Kingdom

Paraglider


Harness airbag found to be worn (holed and delaminated) after 2 years use.

none
11 Dec 2004 Male 32 Pilot Llantisilo
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sky
Brontes

Pilot crashed into rocky hill/cliff while ridge soaring. Possibly due to spin.

head injuries
11 Dec 2004 Male 76 Pilot Lower Famara
Spain
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Mistral 2

Pilot spun glider at low level. Seen to be flying with half brake on approach then further turn invoked spin. Pilot was trying to land by wind sock!.

fr femur fr ribs
10 Dec 2004 Male 47 Pilot Atherfield
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Bionic
Bionic 2

On testing a demo Bionic 2 paraglider resulted in unstable oscillation when central control line fully deployed. Glider flew ok if control line only pulled half way or less.

none
8 Dec 2004 Male 47 Novice Bo Peep
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Fiesta 2

Student stumbled in long grass on landing.

fr wrist
5 Dec 2004 Male 27 Novice Darley Moor
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Apco
Fiesta Ii

Student failed to keep hands high while releasing from tow line and caused glider to stall resulting in a heavy landing.

dislo elbow
4 Dec 2004 Male 54 Novice Kennel Farm
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Hi Way
Stubby

Student went off line slightly but then pulled bar in on landing instead of flaring resulting in heavy landing.

fr arm
14 Nov 2004 Male 47 Smeatharpe
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable




Tug pilot landed short after engine failure and crashed into earth bank.

minor cots and bruises, whiplash
14 Nov 2004 Male 71 Club Pilot Perranporth
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Firebird
Flame

Glider suffered asymmetric collapse having spun at low level due to excessive control input.

fr ribs and multiple internal
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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