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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
6 Jan 2002 Female 45 Club Pilot Mount Pleasant
Barbados
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Nova
Axon



Fractured vertebra lower back.
1 Jan 2002 Male 39 Club Pilot Chillerton
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Independence
Dragon

Whilst performing a 360 degree turn the pilot encountered sinking air resulting in a loss of altitude. The pilot clipped the hillside whilst exiting the turn.

Fractured vertabrae * 2, broken finger nail.
29 Dec 2001 Male 18 Hunstanton
United Kingdom
+ 48 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Apco
Astra

Instructor attempting to demonstrate hand towing in 30mph wind in front of hill Student held the tow line whilst the Instructr assited another student who was clipped into the harness / canopy. All three were dragged back.

23 Dec 2001 Male 55 Pilot Middle Wallop
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Firebird
G Sport



Cut foot.
14 Dec 2001 Male 67 Club Pilot At Villa In Lanzarote
Spain


Paraglider
Apco
Allegra

Pilot bought harness froma chief coach which was subsequently discovered to be in poor condition and unsuitable.

28 Nov 2001 Male 37

Paraglider
Up
Makalu L

Pilot shortened the lines attached to the speed bar, this caused the speedbar to be applied during weight shift turns as the extra weight on the front of the harness seat would press on the speed bar.

16 Nov 2001 Male 39 Shining Tor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Electron

During light wind forward launch pilot appeared to encounter sinking air. The student continued to run, but stepped onto uneven ground resulting in a broken ankle.

FR tibia and fibula, DL metatarsal.
4 Nov 2001 Female 25 Beddingham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima Xix

Student forward launched assymetrically which caused her to fall over.

FR wrist
3 Nov 2001 Female Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)

Gradient

During an attempted forward launch the canopy inflated slightly off line, the student continued with the launch but soon realised that she was heading for a tree, she applied full brake - the wing overshot and draped itself over a tree.

1 Nov 2001 Male 37 Club Pilot Various


Paraglider
Up
Makalu

Pilot adjusted the length of the speedbar to make it easier to use. Noticed that during weight shift turns the speed system was unintentionally being applied causing small collapses.

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