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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
1 Oct 2002 Male 55 Dm
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Ozone
Atom

Student jumped into the air during launch, landed heavily, tow aborted.

CHIPPED BONE ON ANKLE
1 Oct 2002 Male 25 Club Pilot

Paraglider
Swing

Parachute bridle had been cut and tied to the harness.

30 Sep 2002 Male 43 Pilgrims Farm
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Santana

Student flying canopy too slowly on low hop. When he came to land he released the controls rather than flaring and impacted a fence.

MILD CUTS AND BRUISES TO BACK AND FACE
29 Sep 2002 Male 44 Pilot Rushup Edge
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Aeros
Stealth *Pl

Glider had uncontrollable right turn - only discovered after launch - pilot impacted the hill. Glider had been crashed on previous flight - no damage discovered.

CONCUSSION, LACERATED KNEE
28 Sep 2002 Male 43 Tailbridge
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Confidence

Student misjudged his height whilst making his first soaring attempt,impacted the hill.

BROKEN ANKLE
28 Sep 2002 Male 43 Tailbridge
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Edel
Confidence

Student attempting first soaring flight impacted the ground at the end of his first beat - wind speed dropped during the beat causing pg to sink.

BROKEN RIGHT LEG
28 Sep 2002 Male 37 Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Sentra

Pilot attmpted to launch with one leg strap undone. He realised before taking off and aborted the flight.

NONE
27 Sep 2002 Male 62




Harness webbing found to be stitched to harness material at load points.

24 Sep 2002 Male 49 Pilot Die
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)

Magic 3

Pilot attempting to launch in light wind conditions did not generate sufficient airspeed during take-off run. Witnesses said nose was too high. Glider stalled and fell over 40ft cliff edge into trees.

24 Sep 2002 Male 43 Pilot United Kingdom




New helmet - buckle discovered to come undone in flight.

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2018 at 05:45:05 AM

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