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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
13 Oct 2002 Male 39 Darley Moor
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Icaro
Mars

Glider drifted off to the right during low tow launch, student turned right instead of left causing glider to turn more quickly, impacted the ground heavily.

BRUISED EYE, STIFF NECK (LATER)
12 Oct 2002 Male 46 Pilot Bell Hill
United Kingdom
32-40 km/h
Gusts

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Moyes
Xtralite



12 Oct 2002 Male 46 Club Pilot Bell Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Pulse



12 Oct 2002 Male 47 Club Pilot Bell Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Calypso



12 Oct 2002 Male Bell Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Airwave
Extreme



7 Oct 2002 Male 42 Club Pilot Ireland Field
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Apco
Ventura

Engine:

VITTORAZI
100CC

Pilot started power unit at full revs, attmpted to stabilise unit by holding cage, hand slipped through netting and contacted propellor.

THUMB & FIRST FINGER OF RIGHT HAND TIPS RIPPED BY PROPELLER
7 Oct 2002 Female 27 Woldingham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Flexwing Hang Glider
Hi Way
Stubby

Student pulled muscle during take off run.

PULLED LEG MUSCLE
6 Oct 2002 Male 33 Club Pilot Harting Down
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Avian
Elan

Glider stalled through wind gradient as pilot made landing approach too close to a line of trees.

NONE
6 Oct 2002 Male 46 Club Pilot Monks Down
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Edel
Atlas



1 Oct 2002 Male 55 Dm
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Ozone
Atom

Student jumped into the air during launch, landed heavily, tow aborted.

CHIPPED BONE ON ANKLE
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 October 2019 at 05:45:09 AM

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