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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.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
28 Oct 2001 Male 44 Club Pilot Bradwell
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Carbon 25

Whilst ground handling a new canopy the pilot noticed that the Brummel hook connection to the speedbar had become detached. On one occasion the left control line became caught in the slot in the brummel hook.

28 Oct 2001 Male 41 Advanced Pilot Lowca
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bonanza

Whilst soaring in windy conditions with the speed bar applied the canopy suffered a 80% deflation causing the glider to turn right. The situation deteriorated with the canopy cravtting and then entering a full stall. Pilot impacted heavily.

Severe bruising to back, ribs and knees.
20 Oct 2001 Male 49 Muggery
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Windtech
Coral

Student failed to run during forward launch, sitting into the harness immediately and impactein the ground.

Hurt ankle
18 Oct 2001 Male 37 Club Pilot Otiva
Spain
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Nova
Carbon Medium

Student launched without instructor present - instructor then arrived and gave instruction over radio. Student didnt follow advice which resulted in canopy entering flat spin, canopy recovered student landed on the slope.

16 Oct 2001 Male 70 Pilot Butser Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 3



Fr (R) forearm, Bruised upper body.
15 Oct 2001 Male 37 Club Pilot Otiva
Spain
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Nova
Carbon Medium

Student attempted 360 degree turn with insufficient distance from the maountain, resulted in slope landing.

13 Oct 2001 Male 50 Mam Torr
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima



Bruised back.
12 Oct 2001 Male 27 Limerston
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Arcus 25.1



12 Oct 2001 Male 34 Seeg
Germany
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Firebird
Matrix

Whilst the student was launching there was a change in wind direction. The student did not react to this which resulted in the canopy drifting from the intended flight path into some trees. The student landed in the trees.

24 Sep 2001 Male 37 Beddingham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima 27

Student stumbled and injured wrist during attempted forward launch.

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

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