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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
7 Aug 2001 Male 30 Club Pilot Col De La Forclaz
France


Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Pulse

PG and HG flying toward each other head on. At the last moment the HG turned right to avoid a collision and the PG turned left, HG tumbled and crashed in slope.

Cuts and bruises.
7 Aug 2001 Male 38 Pilot Col De Forlaz
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Firebird
Flame

See IR 01/089.

Slight bruising, R knee and neck.
4 Aug 2001 Male 39 Pilot St Andre
France
32-40 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Avian
Java

A gust caused the glider to lift - the pilot reacted by grabbing the gliders upright and his wife held the leading edge midway along its length. They noticed that the cross tube was badly bent.

2 Aug 2001 Male 37 Mittag
Germany
0-8 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Firebird
Matrix

The canopy inflated unevenly during launch. The student managed to correct this but the student was now 20 degrees off his intended heading. The canopy lines scraped some ski cables located to the left of launch. Student recovered normal flight .

31 Jul 2001 Joint Services Equipment Inspection.
United Kingdom







31 Jul 2001 Male 58 Advanced Pilot St Andre
France
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aeros
Combat

Pilot hit tree during landing approach.

FR femur, concussion and loss of consciousness for more than three days, Fr metacarpel.
30 Jul 2001 Male 45 Pilot Thurnham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing



Fr both legs, two vertebrae.
28 Jul 2001 Male 47 Penmaer Beach
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Mac
Eden

Student misjudged distance from the hill and clipped a lump on it. Spevtator called emergency services, helicopter arrived although was not needed.

Sprained wrist
28 Jul 2001 Male 51 Darley Moor
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Icaro
Mars 2000

Student overcontrolled following tow release, student pushed out during a turn whilst low, glider stalled pilot impacted the ground.

Concussion, cuts to face, bruising.
28 Jul 2001 Male At Home, Cholsey.
United Kingdom


Powered PG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:

Revoloution
Classic

During maintainence paramotor fell towards pilot whiuls engine was running, the pilot put ou his hand to protect his head and suffered injuies to his hand and arm.

Lacerated arm and hand.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 16 July 2018 at 05:45:06 AM

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