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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
31 Jul 2004 Female 33 Novice Darley Moor
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Wills Wing
Falcon

Student failed to release on low flight then mistimed flare on landing. Landed heavily still holding uprights.

fr arm
31 Jul 2004 Male 24 Novice Mt Caburn
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Samba

Student collided with another paraglider (both flew on without incident) whilst ridge soaring. Poor airmanship!.

none
26 Jul 2004 Male 46 Club Pilot Telegraph Hill
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Ignition

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse as a result of rotor caused by windy conditions.

ligament and tissue damage to neck and back
25 Jul 2004 Male Novice Compton Bowl
United Kingdom





Student injured himself while practicing unauthorised PLFs. Continued training.

pain in back
17 Jul 2004 Female 44 Advanced Pilot Darley Moor
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Airwave
Fly 2

Student relaxed grip causing glider to enter turn. Instructor managed to level wings but could not make landing area due to height loss. .

none
13 Jul 2004 Male 44 Pilot Worcester Beacon
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport

Pilot suffered stall then failed to make immediate recovery. Eventually recovered.

none
12 Jul 2004 Male 35 Club Pilot Hay Bluff
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport

Pilot suffered large asymmetric while flying in strong turbulent conditions. The ensuing dive led to a spiral that the pilot could not recover. He deployed his emergency chute and landed safely but was then dragged for 300m. .

none
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
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 19 November 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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