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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
2 Feb 2004 Male 55 Beer Head
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Moyes
Litespeed

Pilot took off with too high angle of attack and stalled a wing due to a combination of flying too slowly and having fuzzy hair.

concussion, fuzzy hair.
20 Jan 2004 Female 29 Novice Sheruti Hill
Kenya
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Advance
Alpha 2

Student fell forward onto hands and knees on landing causing some bruising to finger.

bruised finger
19 Jan 2004 Male 32 Novice Sheroti Hill
Kenya
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Advance
Alpha 2

Student twisted knew while turning to face canopy in order to collapse it after flight.

twisted knee
18 Jan 2004 Male 42 Novice Beddingham
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Atom

Student flew into bush having failed to turn at end of ridge. Landed on side rather than legs.

bruised side
18 Jan 2004 Male 51 Advanced Pilot Harting
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Hang Glider Rigid
Foot (Forward)
La Mouette
Top Secret

Pilot attempted upslope landing but had lost more height than expected and did not have time to pull full flaps. Landed from 8-10ft and went over on ankle.

fr ankle
30 Dec 2003 Male 44 Club Pilot Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Up
Mackalo

Glider stalled during launch at approx 25m. Sorted by winch operator and pilot plf.

none
2 Dec 2003 Male 21




During repack large amount of loose cotton and fabric found. Deployment bag had loose grommet. Bag returned to supplier.

none
16 Nov 2003 Male 45 United Kingdom




Pin loops failed on emergency chute during repack. Incorrectly stitched.

none
12 Nov 2003 Male 38 Club Pilot United Kingdom

Paraglider
Swing
Astral

Swing glider grounded on advice from Swing!

none
26 Oct 2003 Male 50 Novice Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Ozone
Atom

Student allowed glider to go off line on take off. Landed heavily.

Bruised elbow and hip.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 21 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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