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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
18 May 2004 Male 44 United Kingdom






18 May 2004 Male 50 Pilot Ochsen Alpe
Germany
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Phor 2

Passenger stumbled just prior to launch causing pilot to fall over too. Dragged 5m in the process of regaining control of glider. Passenger suffered pain in shoulder.

fr shoulder
17 May 2004 Male 26 Pilot Dunstable
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Artax

Pilot blown off course by strong winds during top landing and flew into side of parked vehicle.

none
17 May 2004 Male 39 Club Pilot Westbury
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Flight Design
Ghostbuster

Pilot decided to land having lost spoileron in turbulence. Caught base bar on long grass and nosed in heavily.

neck and back strain
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
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 15 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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