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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
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
24 Apr 2004 Male 53 Novice Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Windtech
Coral

Student went over on ankle while ground handling.

spr ankle
24 Apr 2004 Male 35 Novice United Kingdom 8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Epsilon 4

Student failed to control glider after aborted take off. Glider reinflated and lifted student approx 2m into the air before dumping him back down heavily.

fr fibula
22 Apr 2004 Male 24 Novice Rhossili
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student landed then got dragged into stone wall while attempting to walk glider back to launch.

bruising and spr ankle
18 Apr 2004 Male 49 Club Pilot Mayo Bridge
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Nova
Artax

Pilot spun glider then suffered 2 asymmetric collapses before hitting hill.

possible fr pelvis
17 Apr 2004 Male 48 Pilot United Kingdom 16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Nova
Argon

Weak link broke at 80ft in gusty conditions and pilot landed heavily.

none
9 Apr 2004 Male 31 Novice Bow Lee
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Aeros
T16

Student flew without permission or guidance from instructor and crashed.

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

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