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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
21 Jan 2001 Male 29 Advanced Pilot Beer Head
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Moyes
Csx 137

HG attempting a rushed launch on a busy site clipped the ground with his wing tip causing the other wing to enter the lift first. The glider rotated about the inside wing and then hit the hill.

No injuries.
15 Jan 2001 Male Pilot Cross Country
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
FreeX
Mission

Engine:

RAD
Airheart XL100

Paramotor pilot landing out after a XC flight. During his landing approach the pilot attempted a 360 degree turn during which the wing stalled and entered a spin. The pilot landed heavily.

Sprained right hand, bruising.
14 Jan 2001 Male 56 Club Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron

Pilot soaring with ridge on his left turned left toward the hill in front of an oncoming Pg. The canopies came very close to touching causing the second canopy to suffer a partial collapse.

13 Jan 2001 Threlkeld
United Kingdom


Paraglider


No details!

Not specified, but not life threatening.
13 Jan 2001 Male 39 Club Pilot Blease Fell
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Promise

Canopy suffered a front tuck in turbulent air.

Concussion, FR pelvis, pneumothorax, Fr ribs
10 Jan 2001 Male 39 Buachaille Etive Mor
United Kingdom

Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)


Reports from the Scottish press of two PGs suffering collapses whilst flying in the Glencoe area.

Cuts and bruises
10 Jan 2001 Male Buachaille Etive Mor
United Kingdom

Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)


Reports from the Scottish press of two PGs suffering collapses whilst flying in the Glencoe area.

Fractured leg
7 Jan 2001 Male 57 Advanced Pilot




Pilot hit tree - no details.

FR leg, FR finger, concussion.
28 Dec 2000 Male 36 Buckingham Palace
United Kingdom


Powered PG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:


Paramotor pilot (Non BHPA member) landed his aircraft in the grounds of Buck Palace.

none
25 Dec 2000 Female 24 Macher
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Harmony

During ground handliing trim problem discovered. It was found that c and d lines had shrunk by 10mm.

No injuries
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 26 April 2017 at 04:30:07 AM

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