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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
29 May 2004 Male 60 Pilot Parlick
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron

Pilot turned too tight due to proximity to hill. Probably caused spin then stalled in trying to recover surge.

bruising, cracked rib
25 May 2004 Male 32 Pilot Agy
France
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 5

Pilot had to take avoiding action when on finals to avoid collision with another paraglider that had been carrying out 360s low to the ground. Turning sharply to avoid the collision caused the glider to dive and the pilot pendulumed into the ground.

fr L1 vertebra
25 May 2004 Male 59 Novice Blaenavon
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima

Student applied erratic control input at 6m above ground. Canopy stalled and student landed heavily.

fr wrist, vertebra and pelvis
23 May 2004 Male 54 Pilot Firle
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Cosmic Rider

Dual pilot caught out by wind switching in landing area and landed heavily crosswind. Passenger sustained minor back strain.

strained back muscles
23 May 2004 Male 48 Club Pilot Sutton Meadows
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Avian
Rio

Emergency parachute deployed accidentaly having just released from aerotow. Pilot thinks it may not have been correctly fitted.

none
21 May 2004 Male 52 Club Pilot Nantymoel
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Space

Pilot caught hand on ground while landing, fracturing his wrist.

fr wrist
20 May 2004 Male 36 Club Pilot


Gin
Bolero Plus

Emergency chute clover loops failed on harness.

none
19 May 2004 Male 64 Club Pilot Ja Voravy
Czech
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Nova
Phelix

Pilot misjudged distance from landing area and landed short with glider landing on power lines. Glider was badly damaged.

none
19 May 2004 Male 33 Advanced Pilot Doran
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Nomad

Pilot encountered severe turbulence in alpine area resulting in a complete collapse of the glider. Pilot tried but failed to recover so threw his emergency chute and landed safely without injury or damage.

none
18 May 2004 Male 44 United Kingdom






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