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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
11 Jan 2003 Male 44 FLPA The Tarn Farm
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Avian
Java 155/Mosquito
RADNE RAKET



7 Jan 2003 Male Club Pilot Jama
Spain


Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Simba



Fatal.
5 Jan 2003 Male 37 Advanced Pilot Monks Down
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport



BRUISED RIBS
4 Jan 2003 Male 31 Novice Rodneys Pillar
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
FreeX
Moon



LOWER BACK INJURY AND KNEE
25 Nov 2002 Male 33 Beddingham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Fiesta

Canopy collapsed while student was making top landing approach.

BRUISING, POSSIBLE SUSPECTED COMPRESSIN OF SPINE.
18 Nov 2002 Female 43 Club Pilot Beer Head
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Matrix

Pilot misjudged landing approach and impacted the hill.

STIFF SORE. NOTHING SERIOUS
6 Nov 2002 Male 23 Club Pilot Alfamar, Spain
Spain
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Aircus (M)

Pilot misjudged landing approach and landed in wind shadow behind buildings.

SMALL FRACTURE TO THE LOWER RIGHT FIBULA AT ANKLE
4 Nov 2002 Male 66 Pilot Cold Norton
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered HG
Powered
Wing:
Solar Wings
Rumour 2

Engine:

RADNE 120

Prop shaft support block came loose causing prop shaft to wander which resulted in thrust line changing and bad left turn.

NONE
30 Oct 2002 Male 36 Club Pilot

Paraglider
Swing
Arcus

Worn pulleys discovered to be causing damage to the control lines.

24 Oct 2002 Male 23 Club Pilot Peters Paradise Greece
GR
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Vibe

Pilots foot trapped when he released speed bar, canopy suffered a collapse, pilot seen to be applying too much control during descent. IMpacted ground hard.

NONE
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2018 at 05:45:05 AM

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