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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
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
14 Aug 2004 Male Novice Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider


Student bruised shoulder while attempting a PLF, though told only to watch and wait at this point.

bruised shoulder
10 Aug 2004 Female 48 Club Pilot Mere Rifle Range
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Exact

Pilot encountered turbulence and landed heavily wearing trainers and carrying ballast.

fr foot
8 Aug 2004 Male 30 Advanced Pilot Puncho
France
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Moyes
Ls4 S

Pilot stalled having pushed out to miss trees on landing.

fr collar bone, shoulder and ribs
7 Aug 2004 Male 31 Advanced Pilot Kip Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Avax Rs

Pilot had mid air while thermalling in competition. Some damage to other pilots wing.

none
6 Aug 2004 Male 58 Novice Compton Bowl
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Reggae

Student tripped on take off and fell heavily on arm.

fr arm
5 Aug 2004 Female 16 Novice Lincon Showground
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Sportlite
Paracommander

Pilot landed heavily after weak link broke during tow.

bruised head
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 15 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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