Powered Paraglider

British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports are available in summary form for the following wing types:

Incident reports for paraglider wings are displayed below in summary form.

The BHPA incident reports database is fully searchable. To refine your search you can specify a particular wing type and select "or" or "and". For example, if you want to search for paraglider incidents at Hay Bluff, for best search results select paraglider from the drop down list and the "and" option.

or and

There are 2134 entries for paraglider wings

Displaying page 180 out of 214

[ Top ] - [ Prev ] - [ Next ] - [ Bottom ]

Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
19.01.2004 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Novice
Sheroti Hill
Kenya

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student twisted knew while turning to face canopy in order to collapse it after flight.

twisted knee
18.01.2004 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Novice
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student flew into bush having failed to turn at end of ridge. Landed on side rather than legs.

bruised side
30.12.2003 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Up
Mackalo

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Glider stalled during launch at approx 25m. Sorted by winch operator and pilot plf.

none
12.11.2003 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot

United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Astral

Launch Type:
Swing glider grounded on advice from Swing!

none
26.10.2003 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student allowed glider to go off line on take off. Landed heavily.

Bruised elbow and hip.
18.10.2003 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Abington East
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Proton

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged slope landing an hit ground heavily. Possibly stalled glider.

Fr left wrist and radius.
11.10.2003 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Club Pilot
Barton Airport
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Tonic 27

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Pilot failed to keep glider on line during tow. Tow was cut and pilot landed awkwardly.

Sprained ankle.
07.10.2003 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Novice
Marania Farm
Kenya

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha Ii

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student twisted ankle on landing.

Sprained ankle.
26.09.2003 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Tailbridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Airprox with Tornado.

none
25.09.2003 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Tan Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Flying Planet
Sirius

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot caught out by gusts while ground handing. Lifted off ground then dumped down heavily.

Dislocated left ankle.
Go to: Incident Reports (formal investigations)
Go to: Annual Incident Analysis Reports
Last updated: 28 October 2021

Displaying page 180 out of 214

[ Top ] - [ Prev ] - [ Next ] - [ Bottom ]

 

Purchase the BHPA Pilot Handbook Visit the BHPA Pilot Development website Submit an incident report to the BHPA and EHPU

 

The BHPA is a member of the Royal Aero Club The BHPA is a member of the European Hang Gliding & Paragliding Union Drone Safe - Drone Code Subscribe to GASCO Flight Safety, a monthly safety update on all recreational flying safety matters