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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
15 Sep 2002 Male 53 Club Pilot Downcourt
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Booster L

Canopy stalled whilst in big ears, pilot impacted the hill.

SEVERE BRUISING TO THE BUTTOCKS, CONCUSSION.
15 Sep 2002 Male 54 Club Pilot Abington West
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Phelix

Pilkot attempting to lose height to land by s turning. Failed to turn into wind on the final beat and impacted the ground hard.

ANKLE & LEG BREAK
15 Sep 2002 Female Addleborough
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Apco
Prima

Student strained muscles in her leg whilst attempting to launch.

twisted knee-sprain
13 Sep 2002 Male 30 Club Pilot Mercury
United Kingdom
32-40 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Solar Wings
Rumour 1

Inexperienced pilot misjudged landing approach - touched ground but then wing became airborne again - eventually landed heavily at front of ridsge.

10 Sep 2002 Male 31 Club Pilot Chamonix
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Nova
Xact

Whilst attempting to utilise small strong thermal lift canopy suffered a collapse which developed into a spin. Pilot unable to correct situation deployed reserve which did not open fully, impacted ground heavily.

CUT ELBOW AND BRUISED RIBS
8 Sep 2002 Male 31 Club Pilot Nont Sarah
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Allegra

Pilot attempting to slope land with insufficient airspeed resulted in the canopys right wing collapsing followed by a spin into the hill.

Right Shoulder dislocated, to Calderdale NHS Trust
8 Sep 2002 Female 48 Club Pilot Atherfield
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
FLYING PLANET
Astir

PG pilot concerned that a helicopter flying downwind of the ridge she was soaring on passed too close.

8 Sep 2002 Male 39 Club Pilot Atherfield
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Vibe

Helicopter pssed behind pilots soaring ridge.

4 Sep 2002 Male




Reported by telephone. Disabled after taught by friend.

disabled
3 Sep 2002 Male 38 Pilot Haig Pit
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Saphir

During a top landing attempt the pilot realised that he was in danger of landing close to some parked cars at the downwind end of the field. At the last minute he decided to try to land behind the cars, but was unable to turn quickly enough to avoid them.

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 June 2018 at 05:45:06 AM

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