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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
30 Sep 2018 Male 36 CP Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Unknown

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider. Pilot's wing collapsed and he landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
25 Sep 2018 Male 65 Longstone Edge
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Macpara
Muse 1

Student tripped while running after a forward launch.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

24 Sep 2018 Male 58 AP Dungiven west
United Kingdom


Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Icaro 2000
Laminar 2000

Pilot successfully deployed drogue, attached to left shoulder strap, for a downslope landing. Pilot found glider impossible to turn and crashed onto a road having flown under telephone lines and over a hedge.

Minor Injuries
16 Sep 2018 Male 58 Pilot Algodonales south east
Spain
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
UP
Ascent 3

Attempting to avoid imminent rain, pilot opted to land upwind of the landing field. Pilot suspects he stalled the wing on approach but has not memory of the events.

Minor Injuries:
Pelvis

13 Sep 2018 Male 59 Pilot Rybury
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Aspen 4

Pilot suffered small asymmetric collapse having passed behind another paraglider. Collapse was over-controlled and glider entered a spin. Pilot was swung into the hill and was then dragged. The wind had gone off the slope and was gusting.

Seriously Injured
13 Sep 2018 Male 68 EP Swyre Hill
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo5

In focussing on getting his legs down for landing the student lost track of his altitude and flared too high, landing heavily.

Seriously Injured
12 Sep 2018 Male 41 Beddingham
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Element 2

Student became 'object fixated' on approach and caught his leg on the mud guard of a trailer.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

2 Sep 2018 Male 51 EP High & Over
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
U-Turn
Evolution

Student had midi collision with another paraglider pilot while ridge soaring. Glider wing tips brushed together. Both pilots landed safely.

Unhurt
31 Aug 2018 Male 59 Pilot (Club Coach) Defford Croft Farm Airfield
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Airwave
Fly 2

Pilot did not leave sufficient height for his circuit approach and landed heavily just short of the runway.

Pilot
Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

Passenger
Minor Injuries:
Cervical Spine

31 Aug 2018 Male 25 Unknown East Knoyle
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Paramania
GTX

Engine:

Parajet
Zenith

Glider seen going from stable flight into wing-over maneuver which progressed into deep spiral dive, which pilot was unable to recover. Rapid loss of height resulting in impact to ground and adjacent power lines.

Fatal
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 October 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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