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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
12 Jun 2001 Male 21 Pen Hale
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Harmony



Torn ligament/tendon left knee.
11 Jun 2001 Cheiron
France

Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)




Gashed leg
9 Jun 2001 Male 33 Club Pilot Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Proton

Pilot launched as rain was approaching. Conditions became turbulent and the canopy suffeed a collapse recovering after a drop of 30-40ft. The pilot began to get blown back before suffering a second collapse from which the canopy didnt recover.

Dislocated shoulder
4 Jun 2001 Male 60 Tollgate
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima 30

Student tore bicep muscle during forward launch .

Suspected torn bicep (L)
4 Jun 2001 Male 47 Melverley
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Edel
Sabre (L)

Pilot failed to flare sufficiently on landing and fell over on landing.

Fractured (L) ankle
20 May 2001 Male 24 Curium
Cyprus
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Reggae

Student tried to pull himself into the harness seat by pulling on the A risers glider lost altitude pilot hit the ground.

Minor cuts to legs
16 May 2001 Male 24 Tegelberg
Germany
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Firebird
Ignition

Student failed to follow instructions given over the radio and flew into an area known to be turbulent. Canopy suffered a 60% asymmetric collapse on the left wing the canopy turned through 180 degrees and the student impacted a tree.

None
13 May 2001 Male 49 Club Pilot Oludenize
Turkey
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Swing
Arcus

Pilot following radio instruction flew out to sea too far to return to shore. Realised too late that the instructions were meant for someone else.

9 May 2001 Male 50 Audou
Crete
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Futura 42

Pilot misjudged glide angle was unable to reach landing field, forced to land in olive grove.

Fractured ankle.
8 May 2001 Male 41 Pilot Crimdon Dene
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Saber (Medium)

Pilot noticed b & c risers slack. Landed and rectified the problem.

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

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