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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
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.

fr neck c6-c7
16 Jun 2004 Male 32 Club Pilot Dungiven
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Gin
Oasis

Pilot landed and noticed that the shackle connecting his A lines to the riser was undone and 3 lines were free. He had not carried out a pre-flight check prior to the flight.

none
14 Jun 2004 Male 31 Advanced Pilot Douelle
France
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Wills Wing
Talon

During competition with pilots queuing behind, pilot went for launch but wings were not level. Wing tip touched ground on take off causing glider to turn sharply crash landing in trees.

none
13 Jun 2004 Female 41 Novice Kimmeridge
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sky
Fides

Student launched glider asymmetrically and was pulled over and dragged for approx 6m causing damage to shoulder.

fr shoulder
13 Jun 2004 By River Yarty
United Kingdom

Variable

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Action
29

Engine:

cyclone

Pilot landed seated and cross wind. Pilot uninjured but prop smashed and fuel tank split. Possible damage to wing.

none
13 Jun 2004 Male 46 Club Pilot Woolacombe
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron

At 10m and on finals, pilot encountered severe sink and landed very heavily.

compressed vertebra, nerve and tissue damage
12 Jun 2004 Male 56 Club Pilot Hay Bluff
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
K4

Pilot caught base bar on gorse bush on landing approach.

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

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