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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
3 Mar 2001 Big Fat Repack
United Kingdom





Numerous emergency parachute problems discovered at Big fat Re-pack.

3 Mar 2001 Male 30 Dales Repack Night
United Kingdom





Re-pack night, several parachute problems discovered.

25 Feb 2001 Male 45 Advanced Pilot Thornhill
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Airwave
Klassic

Pilot on first aerotow foot launch flight, ran too fast on launch resulting in no line tension the glider started to fly but the pilot was unable to keep up with it, glider stalled and was pulled into the ground.

Spiral fracture left humerus with nerve damage. Nerve palsy radial.
24 Feb 2001 Male 33 Mystic, Bright
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Nova
Carbon

Pilot did not fasten harness leg straps prior to launch. Held in harness by armpits, could not control the direction of the canopy accurately, this resulted in the pilot landing in a different field from the planned one.

Bruised median nerves. Reduced use of left arm for one week.
22 Feb 2001 Male 39 Club Pilot Jama
Spain
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
APCO
Santana 30

Newly qualified pilot performed 360 degree turn with insufficient height, impacted the ground heavily.

Fractures of both ankles.
20 Feb 2001 Male 61 Wold 2
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Edel
Apollo

During launch the canopy started to drift to the right, the student failed to correct this and was soon airborne heading for a fence. The student failed to correct his flight path and impacted the fence.

Cut finger
19 Feb 2001 Male 33 Club Pilot Cwmparc
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Trekking
Prelude

Pilot launched into strong gusty conditions and was unable to penetrate forward. At about 30ft up the canopy suffered an asymetric tuck to the right causing a turn into the hill.

Three fractured vertebrae: Which ones not specified. Sprained left ankle.
18 Feb 2001 Male 38 Hope Brink
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Offchute
Mirage

Student overcontrolled following launch causing the glider to turn sharply, student impacted the hill.

Fractured and dislocated tibia and fibula above the ankle.
18 Feb 2001 Male 43 Club Pilot Jama
Spain
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
APCO
Fiesta

Inexperienced pilot soaring unfamiliar cliff site. After performing several 180 degree turns the pilot lost height and finding himself too close to the cliff face was unable to turn away before impact.

Fractured and compressed vertebra 12T. (Stable)
17 Feb 2001 Male 28 Not Given
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Reggae

Student tripped whilst launching, continnued to run but then fell over.

Fractured clavicle.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 21 March 2018 at 05:45:06 AM

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