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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
9 Feb 2001 Male Merthyr
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Swing
Arcus

Student misjudged his approach to the landing area which resulted in a downwind landing. Although the wind was 0-5 the landing was fast.

Fractured fibia, at joint of ankle.
8 Feb 2001 Male 41 Pilot Winter Hill
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)


A paraglider and hang glider were soaring Winter Hill when a small aircraft appeared and began to perform aerobatics close to the site. The paraglider suffered a collapse which the pilot was able to correct. .

31 Jan 2001 Male Club Pilot Mala
Spain
32-40 km/h
Gusts

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Hi Way
Vision V

Pilot flew too close to the hill in turbulent conditions - resulted in the glider being turned toward the hill in a strong gust.

Fr scaphoid bone left hand; break at old fracture. Bruised face and leg
28 Jan 2001 Male 56 Pilot South Cerney
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Eiff
Classic 259

During tow launch the line broke at the pilot end at 350. The pilot set up a normal landing approach but failed to flair on landing.

Fractures to lower leg
28 Jan 2001 Male 61 Club Pilot Sutons Corner
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Trekking
Sunbeam



Fractured fibula.
28 Jan 2001 Male 18 Marania Farm
Kenya
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Harmony

Student let one of the controls up on landing causing the glider to turn / dive, this resulted in a landing on one foot which then twisted.

Sprained left ankle.
28 Jan 2001 Male 30 Novice Marania Farm
Kenya
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Jive

During early training flights student suffered from ground rush - as he approached the ground the student brought his left hand down causing the glider to turn left, student impacted ground.

Bruising to right hand.
21 Jan 2001 Male 29 Advanced Pilot Beer Head
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Moyes
Csx 137

HG attempting a rushed launch on a busy site clipped the ground with his wing tip causing the other wing to enter the lift first. The glider rotated about the inside wing and then hit the hill.

No injuries.
15 Jan 2001 Male Pilot Cross Country
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
FreeX
Mission

Engine:

RAD
Airheart XL100

Paramotor pilot landing out after a XC flight. During his landing approach the pilot attempted a 360 degree turn during which the wing stalled and entered a spin. The pilot landed heavily.

Sprained right hand, bruising.
14 Jan 2001 Male 56 Club Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron

Pilot soaring with ridge on his left turned left toward the hill in front of an oncoming Pg. The canopies came very close to touching causing the second canopy to suffer a partial collapse.

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 14 August 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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