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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
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
13 Nov 2004 Male 49 Club Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Airbourne
Sting

Airprox with Police helicopter.

none
5 Nov 2004 Male 58 Club Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron

Pilot had midair collision on crowded site. Glider entered spin and pilot landed heavily.

none
31 Oct 2004 Female 42 Club Pilot Middle Wallop
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Up
Pulse

Pilot stalled glider while on vehicle tow launch and landed heavily.

fr spine
30 Oct 2004 Male 45 Club Pilot Parlick
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Wills Wing
Eagle

Pilot made poor approach and landed short in ditch.

fr wrist
18 Oct 2004 Female 28 Novice Bedlinog
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha

Student went offline after take off and fell over.

bruising
8 Oct 2004 Male Cwm Parc
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Unknown pilot crashed while ridge soaring.

unknown
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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