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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
8 Apr 2017 Male 32 Mount Caburn
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Airwave
Wave

Student attempted to launch but glider came up to one side. Student told to abort launch but continued and dived over a fence landing on shoulder.

Seriously Injured
8 Apr 2017 Male 58 Pilot Fairsnape/Parlick
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Triple 7
Queen

Pilot entered thermal in strong, punchy conditions. Glider began to spin then entered parachutal stall to the ground 30m below.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

8 Apr 2017 Male 46 Pilot Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta

Pilot made 360 degree turn in front of hill in weak lift. Glider began to spin then stalled and pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

8 Apr 2017 Male 65 Pilot Ballard down
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Epsilon 6
N/a

Pilot suffered cravat while coastal soaring and lost height in recovering. Pilot landed in the sea but was able to swim to a cave and recover kit. Pilot rescued by RNLI.

Unhurt
7 Apr 2017 Male 40 CP Mount subasio
Italy
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Hook

Pilot had almost taken off but sat back in harness before the glider was fully flying. Pilot collided with slope fracturing his leg.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

6 Apr 2017 Male 46 CP Beddingham
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo2

Pilot sat in harness too soon while launching. Pilot attempted to run but swung forward into the ground.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

5 Apr 2017 Male 56 AP Fairbourne
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Moyes
RX Pro

Pilot landed heavily in area of known rotor.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

2 Apr 2017 Male 57 Ditchling Beacon
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Pro Design
Accura

Student practising low hop landed with outstretched legs despite being warned about this on previous flight.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

2 Apr 2017 Male 55 Pilot Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Chili 4

Soaring close to slope in light conditions. Pilot failed to have feet out of harness, slope landed too fast and caught right hand against grassy slope, breaking bone in wrist.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

2 Apr 2017 Male 62 AP Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Iota

Pilot narrowly missed mid-air collision while ridge soaring. Hang glider coming from opposite direction suddenly began turning in a thermal without first clearing the space.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 17 October 2017 at 04:33:10 AM

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