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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
20 Jul 2001 Male 40 Club Pilot Lejar S.e.
Spain
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Epsilon 3

Canopy suffered large collapse during top to bottom flight, parachute deployed, did not open, pilot impacted mountain side.

FR pelvis, 10 fractured ribs, lung damage.
16 Jul 2001 Male 43 Club Pilot Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Fiesta

Canopy suffered collapse during landing approach.

None
4 Jul 2001 Male 31 Club Pilot Plaine Joux
France
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
FreeX
Flair

Pilot flying slowly during landing approach stalled through wind gradient.

Sprained ankle.
1 Jul 2001 Male 39 Serra Do Loranco
Spain
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Icaro
Laminar Mrx 2001st13

Pilot forced to land on wheels after xc flight. Wheels snagged in ruts in the field the pilot swung through control frame.

Dislocated elbow.
28 Jun 2001 Male 38 Club Pilot Letale
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Swing
Mistral

Wind direction turned through 90 degrees during landing approach causing the canopy to stall.

FR femur and rib.
24 Jun 2001 Male 52 Club Pilot Fochrhiw
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
G Sport

Pilot overshot landing area, attempted to slow the glider down as he was gliding down a sloping field canopy stalled.

FR pelvis, FR wrist, FR rib.
23 Jun 2001 Male 54 Pilot Mendlesham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Solar Wings
Rumour 2

Pilot drifted off line during tow flight after long lay-off, the tow was aborted and the pilot crashed in long grass.

Sprained neck
23 Jun 2001 Male 53 Club Pilot Trehane
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Ozone
Gradient Sapphire

Pilot suffered line break during tow launch, following release canopy entered a spin and did not recover before impacting the ground.

Severe bruising.
22 Jun 2001 Female 39 Chillerton Down
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bolero M

Student fell over whilst attempting slope landing.

FR wrist
17 Jun 2001 Male 44 Club Pilot Curium Ridge, Cyprus.
Cyprus
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron Large

Pilot tried to remain airborne in weak conditions, sank too low to reach a safe landing field, landed heavily in unsuitable (small, fenced) area.

FR lower left leg.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 21 October 2017 at 04:30:07 AM

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