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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
30 Mar 2002 Male 38 Pilot Mynyad Meid
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Atom

Following landing the pilot was dragged sideways into a ditch.

Broken Right Hand- 2 metacarpal bones
29 Mar 2002 Male 37 Club Pilot Woldham 2
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Nova
Carbon

Prior to tow launch, as tension came full the line the tow release partially failed resulting in the left bridle coming off with the tow line attached to the right bridle only. The launched was aborted when the pilot had reached 10ft. Landed ok.

26 Mar 2002 Ashover, Derbyshire
United Kingdom


Powered PG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:


2 PPGs reported flying low over Ashover , Derbyshire. Several captive birds of prey were spooked resulting in one being injured and subsequently put down.

25 Mar 2002 Male 37 Pilot Leadlich
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)

Air Atos

Following a xc flight the pilot misjudged the wind direction on landing resulting in a downwind landing.

Broken right Anke: Fibula; Didnt go hospital for 2 days as thought it was just sprained
24 Mar 2002 Male 46 Pilot Bwlch Y Groes
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
ADG
Bi - Manta

Following a tandem flight it was discovered that one of the maillons connecting the riser to the spreader bar was undone and had stretched out of shape by approx 5mm.

23 Mar 2002 Male 31 Club Pilot Big Fat Repack
United Kingdom





Pilot unable to release parachute from container during big fat repack parachute packing session. Reserve was repacked with the routing of the handle slightly modified - this then proved to be successful.

23 Mar 2002 Male 32 Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Trekking
Sunbeam

Student fell during forward launch dislocating his knee cap.

Dislocated knee cap
17 Mar 2002 Male 33 Club Pilot Darley Moor
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Airwave
Calypso

At 120ft during tow launch the pilot released the line completely from his chest release. He then pushed out causing the glider to stall. During the stall the glider turned out of wind, at 20 ft the pilot stalled the glider again impacting the ground.

Light bruising
17 Mar 2002 Male Horse Leys Farm
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Airwave
Magic Iv Fr

Pilot being towed behind land rover usng climbing rope with no weak link or release at either end. Glider drifted off course and impacted the ground.

FR ribs, punctured lung, concussion, DL shoulder.
17 Mar 2002 Male 37 Club Pilot Atherfield
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Airwave
Alto

Following launch the pilot to a steeper cliff area in search of stronger lift. The air in this area was quite turbulent. As the pilot turned the glider it caught by a gust and the pilot impacted the cliff with his ankle. He flew to the beach to land.

FR/DL ankle
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 21 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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