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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
3 Sep 2002 Male 38 Pilot Haig Pit
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Saphir

During a top landing attempt the pilot realised that he was in danger of landing close to some parked cars at the downwind end of the field. At the last minute he decided to try to land behind the cars, but was unable to turn quickly enough to avoid them.

none
1 Sep 2002 Male 43 Warren Hill Low
United Kingdom

Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


No details.

Sprained ankle, 1st aid applied and to casulaty
1 Sep 2002 Male Warren Hill
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
FLYING PLANET
Astair

Student failed to gain sufficient airspeed on launch and attempted to jump into the air.

TWISTED ANKLE
31 Aug 2002 Male 64 Pilot Bell Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Allegra

Whilst out landing the pilot initiated a right hand turn to enter his intended field. The canopy entered a spiral at approximately 50ft and the pilot impacted the ground.

Bruising to back and arm, went to GP few days later
29 Aug 2002 Male 38 Club Pilot Marfield Beacon
United Kingdom


Paraglider


No details.

Fractured hip and Leg, Helicopter to hospital
28 Aug 2002 Male 70 Pilot Branscombe
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Xyon 124

Following a recent repack the pilot emergency parachute accidentally deployed.

Broken vertebra L1 & L3, Compresed L1, wedge L3
26 Aug 2002 Male 36 Sarn
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Up

Pilot seen to be applying controls too aggressively. The canopy entered a spin, and after one and a half rotations recovered and dived toward the hill. The pilot impacted the hill.

XChin, Lower back, Left Leg, Ambulance to Shrewsbury Hospital
26 Aug 2002 Male 36 Club Pilot Sarn
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Up
Makalu

Inexperienced pilot overcontrolled his canopy when attempting to turn in thermal lift. The canopy suffered a collapse and pendulumed into the ground.

fractured ankle, broken lower leg, broken vertabra, cracked ribs
24 Aug 2002 Male 46 Club Pilot Bell Hill
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Atlas

Brake lines discovered to be worn where they pass through pulley.

24 Aug 2002 Male 46 Club Pilot Bell Hill
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Atlas

Pilot almost dragged whilst attempting to launch.

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 25 April 2019 at 05:45:08 AM

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