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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
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.
10 Apr 2001 Male 29 Pilot United Kingdom

Paraglider
APCO
Futura

Canopy fabric discovered to be 1/2 the minimum strength during inspection.

3 Apr 2001 Male 55 Reading Leisure Centre Repack
United Kingdom





At BFR reserve deployed with centre pull line over canopy, - re-packed inside out.

1 Apr 2001 Male 33 Club Pilot Babadag
Turkey
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Carbon

Pilot attempted to launch was dragged and became tangled in the lines of his friends canopy and then became airborne with friends canopy wrapped around his head. Another pilot assisted in bringing him down.

Grazes.
31 Mar 2001 Male 47 Lady Manners School Buxton
United Kingdom





Re-pack night several parachute problems discovered.

18 Mar 2001 Male 39 Pilot Kennedy Near Nice
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
K4

Pilkot realised wind strength had picked up considerably during flight decided to fly xc to a flatter area to land. Landed in very strong wind, was blown backward into trees.

Compound fracture right tibia and fibula.
14 Mar 2001 Male 51 Club Pilot Kennedy, France
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Avian
Clubman 160

Pilot clipped tree during landing approach.

Slight bruising.
3 Mar 2001 Big Fat Repack
United Kingdom





Numerous emergency parachute problems discovered at Big fat Re-pack.

3 Mar 2001 Male 30 Dales Repack Night
United Kingdom





Re-pack night, several parachute problems discovered.

25 Feb 2001 Male 45 Advanced Pilot Thornhill
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Airwave
Klassic

Pilot on first aerotow foot launch flight, ran too fast on launch resulting in no line tension the glider started to fly but the pilot was unable to keep up with it, glider stalled and was pulled into the ground.

Spiral fracture left humerus with nerve damage. Nerve palsy radial.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 15 February 2019 at 05:45:07 AM

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