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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
4 Jun 2001 Male 60 Tollgate
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima 30

Student tore bicep muscle during forward launch .

Suspected torn bicep (L)
4 Jun 2001 Male 47 Melverley
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Edel
Sabre (L)

Pilot failed to flare sufficiently on landing and fell over on landing.

Fractured (L) ankle
1 Jun 2001 Male 44 Advanced Pilot St Vincent Les Forts
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Magic Kiss

Pilot failed to generate sufficient airspeed on launch glider stalled and the pilot impacted a road below launch area.

Fractured left heel bone, cut right elbow.
29 May 2001 Male 32 Advanced Pilot Laragne
France


Flexwing Hang Glider


Side wire broke as the pilot turned above the landing area.

Fatal.
28 May 2001 Male 34 Advanced Pilot Laragne (South)
France
0-8 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Icaro
Laminar St

Pilot accidentally released pin on parachute container whilst trying to zip harness up.

20 May 2001 Lowca
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Apco
Futura

Engine:

210 cc

Pilot appeared to stall paramotor following launch.

Minor cuts and grazes.
20 May 2001 Male 43 Club Pilot Private Airfield Nr Bury St Edmunds.
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Moyes
5*6

Pilot failed to correct turn during launch.

None
20 May 2001 Male 24 Curium
Cyprus
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Reggae

Student tried to pull himself into the harness seat by pulling on the A risers glider lost altitude pilot hit the ground.

Minor cuts to legs
16 May 2001 Male 24 Tegelberg
Germany
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Firebird
Ignition

Student failed to follow instructions given over the radio and flew into an area known to be turbulent. Canopy suffered a 60% asymmetric collapse on the left wing the canopy turned through 180 degrees and the student impacted a tree.

None
13 May 2001 Male 49 Club Pilot Oludenize
Turkey
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Swing
Arcus

Pilot following radio instruction flew out to sea too far to return to shore. Realised too late that the instructions were meant for someone else.

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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