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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
24 Aug 2002 Male 38 Club Pilot Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Avian
Reo

Whilst tow launching the pilot attempted to correct his track by turning right. However, he did not maintain sufficient airspeed during this attempted turn, causing the left wing to stall. The glider drifted off course and impacted the ground.

Chipped Elbow, bruises to Derbyshire Royal Hospital
20 Aug 2002 Male 43 Club Pilot Sourton
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Octane



FR TIBIA, FR FIBULA, (FRACTURE BELOW THE KNEE AND SPIRAL FRACTURE ABOVE THE ANKLE).
18 Aug 2002 Male 40 Club Pilot Nont Sarah
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Windtech
Sepk

Model aircraft collided with the paragliders lines causing a permanent asymmetric collapse. The pilot was able to land safely.

18 Aug 2002 Mod North Luffenham
United Kingdom


Paraglider


During vehicle tow launch the Land Rover struck a concealed concrete block causing tensio reader to be propelled forward striking his cheek.

LH face bruised Cheek bone
18 Aug 2002 Male 66 North Luffenham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Harley
988

Students feet slipped forward on landing resulting in him landing on his backside.

Pulled back Muscles
16 Aug 2002 Male 36 Devils Dyke
United Kingdom


Flexwing Hang Glider

Airbourne - Fun

Student on early high flight overcontrolled the pitch of the glider durng landing. Attempted to flare then fell through the A frame - failed to let go of the uprights.

Upper arm fracture, ambulance to Sussex County- Brighton
15 Aug 2002 Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider


Student dislocated shoulder whilst pracising PLF.

dislocated shoulder
14 Aug 2002 Muggery
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima

Student jumped into the seat whilst launching, slipped and fell over.

Suspected twisted ankle
13 Aug 2002 Female 43 Club Pilot Beer Head
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)


Pilot flying in the presence of orographic cloud encountered rising air that she found difficult to exit. Managed to lose height by applying speed bar and big ears. .

9 Aug 2002 Male Club Pilot North Luffenham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow

Sportlite

Spinnaker release failed to operate during tow launch despite several attempts.

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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