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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
14 Aug 2002 Muggery
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima

Student jumped into the seat whilst launching, slipped and fell over.

Suspected twisted ankle
13 Aug 2002 Female 43 Club Pilot Beer Head
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)


Pilot flying in the presence of orographic cloud encountered rising air that she found difficult to exit. Managed to lose height by applying speed bar and big ears. .

9 Aug 2002 Male Club Pilot North Luffenham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow

Sportlite

Spinnaker release failed to operate during tow launch despite several attempts.

6 Aug 2002 Male 43 Pilot Perranporth
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bandit

Pilot performing low level wing overs impacted the hill.

BROKEN PELVIS (OPEN BOOK) DISLOCATED ELBOW, TORN BLADDER.
3 Aug 2002 Male 38 High Edge- Training Field
United Kingdom


Paraglider


Student injured neck whilst attempting PLF from kneeling position.

3 Aug 2002 Male 51 Pilot Condover Feastival
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Winch Tow

Freex Pure

Tow release webbing pulled riser through carabiner prior to tow launch. The webbing loop tightened around the speed bar line pulley area. This was noticed after take-off. Pilot released at 700ft and landed safely.

3 Aug 2002 Male 37 Club Pilot Parlick
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Epsilon 3

Pilot flying downwind to intended landing field realised that he would not reach the field. Having left himself no other landing options, and with a large ditch beneath him, the pilot opted to land downwind. He impacted the downwind side of the ditch.

Fractured L1 Vertibrea, airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital
2 Aug 2002 Male 47 Pilot Candover
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow

Sportlite 396

During tow launch the tow line finger trap loop came loose approximately 40 ft AGL. The pilot applkied brake to control the forward surge and impacted the ground feet first.

Bruising to lower back
31 Jul 2002

Paraglider


Pilot flew canopy slowly whilst close to the ground - canopy stalled asymmetrically at 20ft - pilot impacted the gound.

Serious head injuries.
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.

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 21 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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