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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
17 Feb 2002 Male 46 Advanced Pilot West Firle
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h

Paraglider


Tandem pilot seen to launch into very strong conditions. When landing he was dragged backwards through a barbed wire fence.

Cuts to face.
12 Feb 2002 Male 47 Pilot Sierra De Lujar
Spain
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Electron

Following a 6000ft top to bottom flight the pilot failed to turn into wind whilst high enough - he therefore decided to land downwind at which point he noticed a 3ft high wall. With no time for alternative options he flew into the wall.

Compound fracture to femur (L). Blood loss.
31 Jan 2002 Male 40 Club Pilot Stanage Edge
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Hi Way
Vision 5

Pilot flew too far behind rocky cliff edge, he lost altitude and crashed amongst the rocks.

Three fractured vertebrae Fr (R) arm Fr (R) elbow Cut lip/bruising.
18 Jan 2002 Male 36 Soo (Lanzarotte)
Spain
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Off Piste
Discovery

Student flew downwind and crashed into the top of the mountain following several successful soaring beats.

Fr (R) foot.
13 Jan 2002 Male 32 Club Pilot Monte Carlo
Monaco
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Pro Design
Effect 38

Whilst soaring in thermal lift two paragliders collided causing a tear to one of them. The pilot managed to land safely.

Shock.
6 Jan 2002 Female 45 Club Pilot Mount Pleasant
Barbados
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Nova
Axon



Fractured vertebra lower back.
1 Jan 2002 Male 39 Club Pilot Chillerton
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Independence
Dragon

Whilst performing a 360 degree turn the pilot encountered sinking air resulting in a loss of altitude. The pilot clipped the hillside whilst exiting the turn.

Fractured vertabrae * 2, broken finger nail.
29 Dec 2001 Male 44 Pilot Stantor, Torquay
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Apco
Allegra

Engine:

Revoloution

During xc flight paramotr unit suffered failure - no details.

29 Dec 2001 Male 18 Hunstanton
United Kingdom
+ 48 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Apco
Astra

Instructor attempting to demonstrate hand towing in 30mph wind in front of hill Student held the tow line whilst the Instructr assited another student who was clipped into the harness / canopy. All three were dragged back.

23 Dec 2001 Male 55 Pilot Middle Wallop
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Firebird
G Sport



Cut foot.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 17 January 2018 at 04:30:09 AM

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