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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
13 Jan 2002 Male 32 Club Pilot Monte Carlo
Monaco
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Pro Design
Effect 38

Whilst soaring in thermal lift two paragliders collided causing a tear to one of them. The pilot managed to land safely.

Shock.
6 Jan 2002 Female 45 Club Pilot Mount Pleasant
Barbados
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Nova
Axon



Fractured vertebra lower back.
1 Jan 2002 Male 39 Club Pilot Chillerton
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Independence
Dragon

Whilst performing a 360 degree turn the pilot encountered sinking air resulting in a loss of altitude. The pilot clipped the hillside whilst exiting the turn.

Fractured vertabrae * 2, broken finger nail.
29 Dec 2001 Male 44 Pilot Stantor, Torquay
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Apco
Allegra

Engine:

Revoloution

During xc flight paramotr unit suffered failure - no details.

29 Dec 2001 Male 18 Hunstanton
United Kingdom
+ 48 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Apco
Astra

Instructor attempting to demonstrate hand towing in 30mph wind in front of hill Student held the tow line whilst the Instructr assited another student who was clipped into the harness / canopy. All three were dragged back.

23 Dec 2001 Male 55 Pilot Middle Wallop
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Firebird
G Sport



Cut foot.
22 Dec 2001 Male 58 Club Pilot Nora Hill
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Moyes
Xtra Lite 147

Pilot attempted to extend a cross country flight with the result that he had limited landing options. Landed in the rotor behind a tor, and was also blinded by the low sun.

Possible Fr ribs, aggravated previous HG head injury, minor bruises.
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.

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