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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
11 Jul 2004 Male 49 Club Pilot The Lawley
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Hi Way
Vision

Pilot became object fixated and allowed himself to get too low with no room to turn away from the hill. Landed heavily and broke upright.

none
7 Jul 2004 United Kingdom

Paraglider


During repack deployment handle tore off deployment bag.

none
7 Jul 2004 United Kingdom

Paraglider


During repack deployment handle/bridle combination was of such a length that the emergency chute was still in harness at full extension of pilots arm. Webbing to webbing conection also. Par Avion.

none
7 Jul 2004 United Kingdom

Paraglider


During repack it was discovered that pilot had connected maillon at end of chute bridle to second handle on deployment bag as well as to harness bridles. Impossible to deploy as result.

none
6 Jul 2004 Male 30 Advanced Pilot Westbury
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Vulcan

Pilot experienced severe turbulence causing wing to collapse, probably due to lee side rotor. Pilot landed heavily.

fr wrist
5 Jul 2004 Male 50 Pilot Frocester
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Vibe

Pilot lost control of glider when reverse launching in gusty, thermic condotions and was dragged 30m.

bruised shoulder
23 Jun 2004 Male 60 Club Pilot Ronda La Vieja
Spain
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport 2

Pilot turned wrong way on forward launch causing risers to be twisted. Pilot was lifted off ground still twisted and was seen to pull one of the controls in panic. Glider turned sharply throwing pilot against a boulder with great force.

Fatal.
22 Jun 2004 Male 65 Pilot United Kingdom

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:


Unqualified (for flpa) pilot crashed flpa and was not discovered until early hours.

20 Jun 2004 Male 63 Club Pilot Atherfield Bay
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Independence
Avalon

Pilot stalled glider at approx 10m when on landing approach and landed in a head down attitude.

Fatal.
20 Jun 2004 Male 58 FLPA United Kingdom 8-16 km/h
Variable

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
FreeX
Pure

Engine:

Sperwill

Pilot lost control of paramotor during launch/climb phase and crashed into the roof of a school.

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

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