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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
14 Dec 2001 Male 67 Club Pilot At Villa In Lanzarote
Spain


Paraglider
Apco
Allegra

Pilot bought harness froma chief coach which was subsequently discovered to be in poor condition and unsuitable.

9 Dec 2001 Male 33 Pilot Chesham
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Powered HG
Powered
Wing:
Airwave
Magic Iv

Engine:

Mosquito

PHG pilot spotted a 2 ft diameter parachute floating down 30ft away from him during a cross country flight. A long tube was attached to the parachute, which the pilot believes was from a model rocket.

28 Nov 2001 Male 37

Paraglider
Up
Makalu L

Pilot shortened the lines attached to the speed bar, this caused the speedbar to be applied during weight shift turns as the extra weight on the front of the harness seat would press on the speed bar.

17 Nov 2001 Treak Cliff
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Airwave
Vision 5 Large

Student misjuddged his landing appraoch and overshot into a wall.

FR ankle.
16 Nov 2001 Male 39 Shining Tor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Electron

During light wind forward launch pilot appeared to encounter sinking air. The student continued to run, but stepped onto uneven ground resulting in a broken ankle.

FR tibia and fibula, DL metatarsal.
5 Nov 2001 Female 26 Bedlinog
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Hi Way
Stubby

Student pulled the bar in during take - off run but then didnt allow the glider to return to trim during flight. She continued to fly too fast and failed to round out during landing approach, this resulted in a heavy landing.

Winded and bruised.
4 Nov 2001 Female 25 Beddingham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima Xix

Student forward launched assymetrically which caused her to fall over.

FR wrist
3 Nov 2001 Female Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)

Gradient

During an attempted forward launch the canopy inflated slightly off line, the student continued with the launch but soon realised that she was heading for a tree, she applied full brake - the wing overshot and draped itself over a tree.

1 Nov 2001 Dunkeswell Airfield
United Kingdom



Vehicle/Boat Tow


NB Harriet emailed this in, but its not clear what the pilot was flying- sailplane, HG or PG. I gave it an IR no, but no other info came in. Tony.

Fr Arms,ribs,pelvis
1 Nov 2001 Male 37 Club Pilot Various


Paraglider
Up
Makalu

Pilot adjusted the length of the speedbar to make it easier to use. Noticed that during weight shift turns the speed system was unintentionally being applied causing small collapses.

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 17 November 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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