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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
22 Sep 2001 Male 21 Club Pilot France




The zipper holding the back section of a Lubin TX 11 harness burst during flight.

22 Sep 2001 Male 53 Club Pilot Firle
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Harmony



Ruptured tendon, right leg.
22 Sep 2001 Male 33 Tintin Epidavros
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gin
Bandit

Pilkot misjudged his landing approach resulting in him overshooting into some trees.

FR (L) humerus, bruised rib, bruised (L) thigh.
21 Sep 2001 Female 35 Pilot Montmin, Col De La Forclaz
France
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Nova
X-Act

Pink Nova fabric tore easily . The glider was three years old and had been flown for 79 hours.

18 Sep 2001 United Kingdom


Moyes
Xtralight

Two carbon fibre dive sticks broke in separate incidents, one on an extacy the other an xtralight sx2.

15 Sep 2001 Male 39 Club Pilot 0-8 km/h

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:


Pilot failed to execute an emergency canopy collapse following an aborted forward launch. Part of the canopy contacted the motor causing damage to the lines and prop.

11 Sep 2001 Male 33 Sourton Tor
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron

Student flew into a rocky outcrop during an extended top to bottom flight. .

Two broken legs.
10 Sep 2001 Male 51 Pilot Plaine Joux
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Avian
Amour

Batten trapped under the mylar leading edge caused severe turn in flight, pilot didnt realise until hed landed.

9 Sep 2001 Male 44 Scottish Aerotow Centre, Thornhill.
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Edel
Apollo

Following a tow release at 400ft the pilot initiated a 360 degree turn. Before completing the turn he realised that he was very low, and so tried to tighten the turn. The canopy left wingtip then stalled and the canopy spun into the ground.

Fr (R) tibia
5 Sep 2001 Male 30 Ditchling Bottom
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Edel
Atlas

Student applied too much control following launch, eased up after being instructed to do so, as he eased up the canopy pitched forward and the student impacted the slope.

Fr ankle.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 21 July 2019 at 05:45:09 AM

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