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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
19 Apr 2002 Male 42 Advanced Pilot Olivers Castle
United Kingdom

Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Mistral

Pilot became lost during xc flight. Helipcopter approached and circled him. Pilot landed and was met by military police who cautioned him.

17 Apr 2002 Male 25 Club Pilot Kimmeridge
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Ignition

Inexperienced pilot attempted 360 degree turn with insufficient height - impacted the hill.

FR both wrists, possible L ankle, bruising etc to face, concussion.
15 Apr 2002 Male 41 Ruddlers West
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima

Following a successful forward inflation the right control was applied for no apparent reason causing the canopy to bank and pull the pilot over.

FR elbow
14 Apr 2002 Male 23 North Luffenham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Harley
Paramount 9/ 288

Towing. Land Rover jumped out of gear during tow launch. Ram air parachute descended rapidly from 150ft. Pilot failed to flare and landed on coccyx.

Bruised Coccyx
13 Apr 2002 Harting
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Solar Wings
Breeze

Pilot seen to be flying close to the stall with insufficient altitude.

13 Apr 2002 Male 46 Pilot Harting
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Magic 4

Pilot failed to unzip his harness during landing approach. Landed fully zipped up with 2mph ground speed which caused the nose to drop.

8 Apr 2002 Himachal Pradesh
India


Paraglider


Pilot lost in Himilayas.

MIssing, presumed fatally injured.
5 Apr 2002 Male 50 Club Pilot Pena Rubia
Spain
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Sapphire

No details BOI convened.

Fatal.
4 Apr 2002 Male 37 Club Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Ignition

Whilst performing a reverse launch the pilot became airborne during his turn - he flew the canopy forward. At 15ft the canopy suffered an asymmetric collapse and turned into the hillside, the pilot had insufficient time to correct this.

Fr tibia, dl right ankle.
3 Apr 2002 Male Dorset Coast 2m West Durdle Door.
0-8 km/h

Flexwing Hang Glider


No details.

FR lower back
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2018 at 05:45:05 AM

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