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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
23 May 2004 Male 54 Pilot Firle
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Cosmic Rider

Dual pilot caught out by wind switching in landing area and landed heavily crosswind. Passenger sustained minor back strain.

strained back muscles
21 May 2004 Male 52 Club Pilot Nantymoel
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Space

Pilot caught hand on ground while landing, fracturing his wrist.

fr wrist
19 May 2004 Male 64 Club Pilot Ja Voravy
Czech
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Nova
Phelix

Pilot misjudged distance from landing area and landed short with glider landing on power lines. Glider was badly damaged.

none
19 May 2004 Male 33 Advanced Pilot Doran
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Nomad

Pilot encountered severe turbulence in alpine area resulting in a complete collapse of the glider. Pilot tried but failed to recover so threw his emergency chute and landed safely without injury or damage.

none
18 May 2004 Male 50 Pilot Ochsen Alpe
Germany
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Phor 2

Passenger stumbled just prior to launch causing pilot to fall over too. Dragged 5m in the process of regaining control of glider. Passenger suffered pain in shoulder.

fr shoulder
17 May 2004 Male 26 Pilot Dunstable
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Artax

Pilot blown off course by strong winds during top landing and flew into side of parked vehicle.

none
15 May 2004 Male 57 Pilot Scamblesby
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport

Pilot alleged to have spooked horse some 750m away causing some minor damage to horse. Pilot unaware of occurrence until informed by farmer who owns land.

none
14 May 2004 Male 35 Novice Moel Wnion
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Bright

Student became confused on approach and landed downwind (no PLF) thinking he was into wind.

fr heel
14 May 2004 Male Pilot Blorenge
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Vulcan

Pilot discovered the The Loft had replaced lines incorrectly during a service causing the glider to be deformed in flight. Pilot was not able to discover fault during pre-flight check as all looked ok.

none
7 May 2004 Male 43 Novice Fochriw
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student failed to control glider having made a successful top landing. Glider pulled student over causing 2 broken fingers.

2 fr fingers
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 15 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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