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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
16 May 2004 Male 48 Thornhill Airfield







15 May 2004 Male 57 Pilot Scamblesby
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport

Pilot alleged to have spooked horse some 750m away causing some minor damage to horse. Pilot unaware of occurrence until informed by farmer who owns land.

none
15 May 2004 Male 37 SPHG United Kingdom 0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Ozone
Mcdaddy

Engine:

Fly
p130

At 50m when pilot and passenger were getting into their seats, the risers became twisted resulting in the pilot losing control. They crashed heavily with the passenger sustaining severe injuries.

fr wrist, fr collar bone
14 May 2004 Male 35 Novice Moel Wnion
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Bright

Student became confused on approach and landed downwind (no PLF) thinking he was into wind.

fr heel
14 May 2004 Male Pilot Blorenge
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Vulcan

Pilot discovered the The Loft had replaced lines incorrectly during a service causing the glider to be deformed in flight. Pilot was not able to discover fault during pre-flight check as all looked ok.

none
7 May 2004 Male 43 Novice Fochriw
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student failed to control glider having made a successful top landing. Glider pulled student over causing 2 broken fingers.

2 fr fingers
7 May 2004 Male 25 Novice Abertysswg
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Hi Way
Stubby

Student lost concentration and pushed out instead of pulling in causing glider to stall.

none
2 May 2004 Male 31 Novice Mt Caburn
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bolero

Student became boxed in by another pilot and crashed having taken avoiding action.

fr ankle
2 May 2004 Male 43 Pilot Bewaldeth
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bonanza

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse in rough thermic conditions which developed into a rotation. Pilot deployed reserve and landed safely though dragged on landing due to strong wind.

none
30 Apr 2004 Male 35 United Kingdom

Powered HG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:

mosquito

Pilot discovered torn zip line attachment which could have resulted in the line reaching the prop with serious consequences.

none
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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