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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
21 Feb 2019 Male 47 CP Curbar
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Pilot collided with the hill while attempting to sort out possible control line tangle.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

16 Feb 2019 Male 45 Pilot Newhaven
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Aspen

Pilot misjudged height in weakening conditions and collided with a large rock on bottom landing.

Minor Injuries
15 Feb 2019 Male 19 CP Parlick South
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Iota

Pilot kited glider up hill only to find it was very windy on top. Pilot attempted to collapse glider but control line became caught in parachute deployment handle and pulled parachute out of harness. Pilot eventually regained control and subsequently discovered flaps on harness to prevent line snags.

Unhurt
14 Feb 2019 Male 53 CP High & Over
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin
Atlas

Pilot slipped on landing straining knee.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

7 Feb 2019 Male 61 Nigels take off Morocco
Morocco
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Mescal 4

Student tracked sideways after launching then turned in towards the hill despite being told to turn away by the instructor. Student landed cross-slope heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

31 Jan 2019 Male 32 CP Bradwell
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Team 5
Blue

Pilot was flying with new foot stirrup and on launching caught his speed system around his flight deck. He rectified this then attempted to use his stirrup. On reaching for then stirrup he accidentally grabbed his parachute deployment handle and pulled it, releasing the pins. The parachute deployed and the pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
19 Jan 2019 Male 78 Pilot BF Repack
United Kingdom


Paraglider


Pilot was repacking square parachute at BFR and noticed just in time that the apex cord was still attached. Pilot removed cord and finished the repack.

9 Jan 2019 Male 38 Pilot Lords Seat
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Macpara
Eden 6

Pilot took off in windy conditions and found the wind was stronger than expected and more off to the west than was ideal. Pilot had to apply increasing amount of speed bar to penetrate and eventually full bar to avoid being blown back over ridge. Pilot then suffered asymmetric collapse and was unable to recover before hitting the ground.

Unhurt
3 Jan 2019 Female 56 CP Herne Bay
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Pi2

Pilot stayed too close to the slope while ridge soaring and drifted sideways, impacting the slope.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

2 Jan 2019 Male 43 Pilot Portland East
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
BGD
Epic

Pilot attempted to top land at a cliff top and was caught out by rotor turbulence.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 25 March 2019 at 05:45:14 AM

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