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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.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
5 Nov 2001 Female 26 Bedlinog
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Hi Way
Stubby

Student pulled the bar in during take - off run but then didnt allow the glider to return to trim during flight. She continued to fly too fast and failed to round out during landing approach, this resulted in a heavy landing.

Winded and bruised.
4 Nov 2001 Female 25 Beddingham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima Xix

Student forward launched assymetrically which caused her to fall over.

FR wrist
3 Nov 2001 Female Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)

Gradient

During an attempted forward launch the canopy inflated slightly off line, the student continued with the launch but soon realised that she was heading for a tree, she applied full brake - the wing overshot and draped itself over a tree.

1 Nov 2001 Dunkeswell Airfield
United Kingdom



Vehicle/Boat Tow


NB Harriet emailed this in, but its not clear what the pilot was flying- sailplane, HG or PG. I gave it an IR no, but no other info came in. Tony.

Fr Arms,ribs,pelvis
1 Nov 2001 Male 37 Club Pilot Various


Paraglider
Up
Makalu

Pilot adjusted the length of the speedbar to make it easier to use. Noticed that during weight shift turns the speed system was unintentionally being applied causing small collapses.

28 Oct 2001 Male 36 Pilot Tap O Noth
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Exxtacy
Large

Flying suit material caught in the harness zip after launch the piulot struggled to undo the zip. Was unable to burst the velcro.

28 Oct 2001 Male 41 Moel Y Cl Mynhad
United Kingdom


Paraglider


No details.

Lower back
28 Oct 2001 Male 42 Moel Winion
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Advance
Alpha 2

Student was surprised by the speed of a light wind landing - tripped during landing.

Damaged right ankle.
28 Oct 2001 Male Suttons Corner
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Nova
Carbon

Reserve parachute fell out of the students harness during an attempted forward launch.

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.

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 20 October 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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