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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
28 Jul 2002 Male 35 Club Pilot Nanty Moel
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Matrix

Whilst ground handling the pilot realised that the split A risers on the right of his canopy were rigged incorrectly from the manufacturer.

27 Jul 2002 Male 33 Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Windtech
Coral

Student twisted ankle whilst landing.

Twisted and sprained right ankle- First aid on site
24 Jul 2002 Male 36 Club Pilot Ffochiw
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Jive

Inexperienced pilot flew into the rear of another PG. His canopy suffered an asymmetric collapse followed by a 90 degree turn resulting in downwind track. The canopy dived forward and did not regain normal flight before the pilot impacted the hill.

Fracture to upper arm, 2 suspected fractured vertibrae, Air helicopter to Prnce charles hospital- Merthyr
24 Jul 2002 Male 34 Club Pilot Ffochiw
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Jive

Inexperienced pilot launched and gained height and flew into the rear of another airborne pilot - the canopy striking the airborne pilots body. The canopy of the lower pilot collapsed completey and the pilot fell 100ft to the ground.

23 Jul 2002 Cox Tor
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Apco
Prima

Student stepped on his own leg as landed. Canopy was penduluming sideways at the time.

Broken leg- Abulance to hospital
22 Jul 2002 Male 30 Pilot Rosen Garten Dolomites
Italy
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Up
Groove

Pilot attempting to utilise lift whilst low and in the lee of a tree line. His canopy suffered a collapse and then entered a spiral dive. The pilot impacted the slope.

Broken ankle and 2 broken vertibrae L1 & L4
21 Jul 2002 Male 46 Club Pilot Bell Hill, Blandford
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Atlas

Inexperienced pilot dragged backwards during attempted launch.

21 Jul 2002 Male 38 Club Pilot Abertysswg
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Firebird
Matrix

Low level collapse due to turbulence - pilot impacted hill having failed to make correct recovery inputs.

Fatal.
21 Jul 2002 Male 46 Pilot United Kingdom 16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)

Flying Planet- Spirit

Whilst thermal soaring in strng conditions the pilot over controlled the canopy causing it to spin. He immediately threw his emergency parachute which successfully deployed. .

sore back
20 Jul 2002 Male Pilot Barton
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Windtech
Serek

During tow launch the weak link broke. The protective muff remained attached to the tow line therefore the unprotected end recoiled and hit the pilot in the mouth.

Impact to top lip and frount tooth
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 June 2018 at 05:45:06 AM

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