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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.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
20 Oct 2018 Male 50 Club Pilot NHGPC
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Swing
Arcus

Pilot spun glider having taken a wrap and induced a turn. Glider then entered cascade, which was not controlled by the pilot. Pilot deployed parachute but at too low an altitude for it to be effective.

Unhurt
18 Oct 2018 Male 43 Col de la Forclaz
France
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
ICARO
Cyber 4

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider pilot while thermalling. Other pilot was flying soaring beats. Both pilots landed in trees in front of take-off uninjured.

Minor Injuries
5 Oct 2018 Male 62 Pilot Lavante launch
Spain
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Hook 3

Pilot reverse launched successfully but was then lifted by a gust and pushed back over launch. Pilot collided with a rigged hang glider.

Unhurt
3 Oct 2018 Male 48 CP Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz Z5

Pilot launched but was unable to penetrate into wind. Pilot landed but stumbled and was dragged into a bench at the top of the hill.

Minor Injuries
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
29 Sep 2018 Male 43 CP High & Over
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz 4

Pilot crashed in rotor turbulence behind the ridge.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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

25 Sep 2018 Male 67 CP Beer Head
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Ion4

In decreasing winds the pilot lost too much height to top land resulting in a downwind slope landing. Pilot attempted to run off speed but stumbled.

Seriously Injured:
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
24 Sep 2018 Male 55 CP Saint Vincent
France
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz Z 5

Pilot launched with slow airspeed and glider suffered a large asymmetric collapse. Pilot fell 20ft to road below take-off.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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