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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
13 May 2001 Male 49 Club Pilot Oludenize
Turkey
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Swing
Arcus

Pilot following radio instruction flew out to sea too far to return to shore. Realised too late that the instructions were meant for someone else.

9 May 2001 Male 50 Audou
Crete
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Futura 42

Pilot misjudged glide angle was unable to reach landing field, forced to land in olive grove.

Fractured ankle.
8 May 2001 Male 41 Pilot Crimdon Dene
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Saber (Medium)

Pilot noticed b & c risers slack. Landed and rectified the problem.

6 May 2001 Male 61 Advanced Pilot Poppitt Sands
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Moyes
Sx4 13.9

Pilot launched into strong turbulent conditions, went prone in harness. The glider then stalled and the pilot swung throught the control frame.

Cuts to nose and left eyelid - surgery to replace skin. Facial bruising.
5 May 2001 Male 48 Pilot Near Doncaster
United Kingdom


Powered HG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:


Farmer found pilot in field with serious head injuries.

Serious head injuries, unconscious for several days. Possible brain injury. Right ulna fracture.
5 May 2001 Male 39 Club Pilot Chirk Airfield
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Advance
Epsillon 3 (Medium)

Following a tow launch the pilot flew downwind to the landing area had insufficient height to make final turn into wind.

Double fracture of right tibia and fibula.
5 May 2001 Male 50 Club Pilot Reighton
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Fiesta

Pilot seen to be flying well behind the cliff edge. Canopy then seen to enter several severe manouevres before pilot impacted cliff top.

Fractured (R) tibia and fibula, (L) ankle, sternum and ribs on left side.
5 May 2001 Male 33 Club Pilot Westward Ho
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Firebird
G Sport

Pilot became aware that the wind had picked up, could not penetrate forward resulting in him being blown back over the cliff top, cliiped roof of bungalow before crashing.

Sprained wrist
1 May 2001 Female 51 Pilot




Parachute would not pull free from the harness.

13 Apr 2001 Male 54 Cranes Corner
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Hi Way
Stubby

Student veered off course during tow launch, attempted to correct the turn but had insufficient airspeed, Student swung through control frame.

Broken upper arm.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 January 2018 at 04:30:09 AM

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