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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
12 Jun 2001 Male 21 Pen Hale
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Harmony



Torn ligament/tendon left knee.
11 Jun 2001 Cheiron
France

Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)




Gashed leg
9 Jun 2001 Male 20 United Kingdom 8-16 km/h

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Hi Way
Stubby

No details.

Not given
9 Jun 2001 Male 33 Club Pilot Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Proton

Pilot launched as rain was approaching. Conditions became turbulent and the canopy suffeed a collapse recovering after a drop of 30-40ft. The pilot began to get blown back before suffering a second collapse from which the canopy didnt recover.

Dislocated shoulder
4 Jun 2001 Male 60 Tollgate
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima 30

Student tore bicep muscle during forward launch .

Suspected torn bicep (L)
4 Jun 2001 Male 47 Melverley
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Edel
Sabre (L)

Pilot failed to flare sufficiently on landing and fell over on landing.

Fractured (L) ankle
1 Jun 2001 Male 44 Advanced Pilot St Vincent Les Forts
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Magic Kiss

Pilot failed to generate sufficient airspeed on launch glider stalled and the pilot impacted a road below launch area.

Fractured left heel bone, cut right elbow.
29 May 2001 Male 32 Advanced Pilot Laragne
France


Flexwing Hang Glider


Side wire broke as the pilot turned above the landing area.

Fatal.
28 May 2001 Male 34 Advanced Pilot Laragne (South)
France
0-8 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Icaro
Laminar St

Pilot accidentally released pin on parachute container whilst trying to zip harness up.

20 May 2001 Lowca
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Apco
Futura

Engine:

210 cc

Pilot appeared to stall paramotor following launch.

Minor cuts and grazes.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 22 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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