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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.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
3 Sep 2004 Male 36 Club Pilot France 0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Firebird
Matrix

Pilot failed to execute a good forward launch from a small technical take off area. Glider caught bushes and pilot crashed before taking off.

fr ribs
2 Sep 2004 Male 57 Novice Compton Bowl
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Atom

Student flew into bush having misjudged landing approach.

fr heal
27 Aug 2004 Male 53 United Kingdom

Paraglider
Ozone
Electron

Primary control pulley found to have failed (brake handle pulley). Pin dislodged and block missing.

none
27 Aug 2004 Female 35 Club Pilot Montmin
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Advance
Alpha 3

Pilot had midair while thermalling. Poor lookout by both pilots.

none
27 Aug 2004 Male 42 Pilot Merthyr
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Moyes
Litespeed 5

Glider entered 360 on approach as pilot tried to undo harness zip.

fr shoulder, fr ribs
22 Aug 2004 Male 62 Club Pilot Hill Farm Norfolk
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Powered HG
Powered
Wing:
Avian
Rio

Engine:

radne
racket 120

Pilot tore leg muscle on attempting to launch. Later taken to hospital after passing out. Found that leg straps had been too tight and restricted circulation and ability to expand and contract.

torn leg muscle
20 Aug 2004 Male 43 Club Pilot Hill Farm Norfolk
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Avian
Elan

Pilot failed to maintain good speed and control while on approach for landing. Landed in crop but did not let go of uprights.

fr arms, dislo shoulders
16 Aug 2004 Male 59 Club Pilot Eyam Edge
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Offpiste
Discovery

Pilot on hill conversion course lost too much height while attempting to soar. Glider was seen to be flying slowly and eventually crashed into stone structure.

fr ribs, dislo elbow
14 Aug 2004 Male 53 Club Pilot Brantside
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Epsilon 3

Pilot inflated glider to feel the air and was lifted off his feet and thrown into a boulder, he was then dragged into a dry stone wall before being dragged through the wall which then fell on top of him!.

dislo finger, bruising, back spasm
14 Aug 2004 Male 36 Novice Ruddlers West
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Up
Makalu

Student failed to properly collapse glider after successful flight and landing. He was then dragged 20m by a gust of wind. Continued training for rest of day.

scratches and bruising
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 21 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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