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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.

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
2 May 2007 Male 45 FLPA West Cowick
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Engine:

PAP
Top 80 1250

Pilot released brake to get into seat. Brake handle contacted prop causing minor damage.

none
2 Sep 2005 Male 32 Becketts Farm
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Skywalk
Silex

Engine:

fresh breeze

Unqualified pilot crashed having stalled wing just after take off.

fr vertebra
21 Mar 2005 Male 51 Frampton End Road
United Kingdom


Powered PG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:




back injuries
21 Mar 2005 Male 38 FLPA Lumb Farm
United Kingdom


Powered PG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:




fr leg
22 Jun 2004 Male 65 Pilot United Kingdom

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:


Unqualified (for flpa) pilot crashed flpa and was not discovered until early hours.

20 Jun 2004 Male 58 FLPA United Kingdom 8-16 km/h
Variable

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
FreeX
Pure

Engine:

Sperwill

Pilot lost control of paramotor during launch/climb phase and crashed into the roof of a school.

fr neck c6-c7
13 Jun 2004 By River Yarty
United Kingdom

Variable

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Action
29

Engine:

cyclone

Pilot landed seated and cross wind. Pilot uninjured but prop smashed and fuel tank split. Possible damage to wing.

none
15 May 2004 Male 37 SPHG United Kingdom 0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Ozone
Mcdaddy

Engine:

Fly
p130

At 50m when pilot and passenger were getting into their seats, the risers became twisted resulting in the pilot losing control. They crashed heavily with the passenger sustaining severe injuries.

fr wrist, fr collar bone
16 Mar 2003 Male 49 Club Pilot Selston
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Engine:

Rad
mxl



none
7 Oct 2002 Male 42 Club Pilot Ireland Field
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Apco
Ventura

Engine:

VITTORAZI
100CC

Pilot started power unit at full revs, attmpted to stabilise unit by holding cage, hand slipped through netting and contacted propellor.

THUMB & FIRST FINGER OF RIGHT HAND TIPS RIPPED BY PROPELLER
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 August 2018 at 05:45:05 AM

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