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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
24 Jun 2001 Male 52 Club Pilot Fochrhiw
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
G Sport

Pilot overshot landing area, attempted to slow the glider down as he was gliding down a sloping field canopy stalled.

FR pelvis, FR wrist, FR rib.
23 Jun 2001 Male 54 Pilot Mendlesham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Solar Wings
Rumour 2

Pilot drifted off line during tow flight after long lay-off, the tow was aborted and the pilot crashed in long grass.

Sprained neck
23 Jun 2001 Male 53 Club Pilot Trehane
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Ozone
Gradient Sapphire

Pilot suffered line break during tow launch, following release canopy entered a spin and did not recover before impacting the ground.

Severe bruising.
22 Jun 2001 Female 39 Chillerton Down
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Bolero M

Student fell over whilst attempting slope landing.

FR wrist
17 Jun 2001 Male 44 Club Pilot Curium Ridge, Cyprus.
Cyprus
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Electron Large

Pilot tried to remain airborne in weak conditions, sank too low to reach a safe landing field, landed heavily in unsuitable (small, fenced) area.

FR lower left leg.
15 Jun 2001 Female 23 Dune Du Pyla
France
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Arcus

Student misjudged landing approach which resulted in her having insufficient height to make her final turn, crashed dsuring the turn.

Fractured right fibula.
12 Jun 2001 Male 21 Pen Hale
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Harmony



Torn ligament/tendon left knee.
11 Jun 2001 Cheiron
France

Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)




Gashed leg
9 Jun 2001 Male 20 United Kingdom 8-16 km/h

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Hi Way
Stubby

No details.

Not given
9 Jun 2001 Male 33 Club Pilot Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Proton

Pilot launched as rain was approaching. Conditions became turbulent and the canopy suffeed a collapse recovering after a drop of 30-40ft. The pilot began to get blown back before suffering a second collapse from which the canopy didnt recover.

Dislocated shoulder
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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