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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
28 Sep 2002 Male 43 Tailbridge
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Confidence

Student misjudged his height whilst making his first soaring attempt,impacted the hill.

BROKEN ANKLE
28 Sep 2002 Male 43 Tailbridge
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Edel
Confidence

Student attempting first soaring flight impacted the ground at the end of his first beat - wind speed dropped during the beat causing pg to sink.

BROKEN RIGHT LEG
28 Sep 2002 Male 37 Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Sentra

Pilot attmpted to launch with one leg strap undone. He realised before taking off and aborted the flight.

NONE
23 Sep 2002 Male Advanced Pilot

Paraglider
Edel
Saber

Pink undersurface fabric found to be severely degraded by UV during inspection - remainder of the canopy in good condition.

21 Sep 2002 Male 28 Club Pilot West Firle
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Fiesta

Pilot over shot twice whilst attempting to top land. Following his second attempt the canopy suffered a collapse to the right wing causing it rotate and then dive into the hill.

SPINAL, COMPRESSION FRACTURE
21 Sep 2002 Male Monks Down
United Kingdom


Paraglider


Canopy inflated whilst pilot was prearing for flight, as it did so it caused an airborne pilot to take evasive action.

21 Sep 2002 Male 38 Twichill Farm
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
SKY PARAGLIDERS
Yang

Student tripped whilst running on take off.

COMPRESSION FRACTURE TO LEFT ANKLE
20 Sep 2002 Female 31 Novice Blaenavon
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Harmony

Student stalled glider on low hop.

Fr ankle
19 Sep 2002

Paraglider


Whilst flying with nearly full speed bar on the pilot noticed that one of the speed bar lines had become free of its pulley. On inspection he noticed that the pin holding the pulley had gradually worked its way loose.

15 Sep 2002 Male 53 Club Pilot Downcourt
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Booster

Pilot stalled canopy whilst in big ears, canopy dropped back 30 degrees, pilot impacted the hill.

BRUISING CONCUSSION
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 21 July 2019 at 05:45:09 AM

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