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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
23 May 2016 Male 23 Lowca
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Atom 3

Student misjudged approach and caught foot on wall before turning in to landing area.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

22 May 2016 Male 56 Pilot Durdle Door
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence
Flight In Clouds, Fog
Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Atlas

While concentrating on another pilot the incident pilot found himself in a head-on situation with another paraglider. Both pilots turned left in an attempt to avoid the collision.

Unhurt
22 May 2016 Male 52 CP Ringstead
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while coastal soaring and deployed his emergency parachute. Visibility was not perfect due to thin, low cloud.

Unhurt
21 May 2016 Male 0 Warren Barn Farm
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
UP
Ascent

A pilot under training failed to control the glider during a forward launch and was dragged, incurring injury.

Minor Injuries
17 May 2016 Male 0 Pilot St Hilaire de Touvet
France
10-15 Km/h
Strong
Moderate Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Wills Wing
Sport 2

The pilot made a ramp launch in thermic conditions with a cross wind. During the launch sequence the cross wind lifted the right wing tip causing the glider to turn left back towards the mountainside, where it impacted young trees, causing light damage to the glider.

Unhurt
15 May 2016 Male 67 CP Westbury, Wiltshire
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Golden 2

Pilot turned towards the hill in moderate thermic conditions and experienced a large asymmetric deflation and cravat in close proximity to the hill, leading to a heavy landing.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

14 May 2016 Male 50 Pilot Fforest fields
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
Sky Paragliders
Antea

Pilot lost control of glider while on approach to landing. Glider dived unexpectedly and pilot landed on a tent. Further inspection showed A lines had failed on one side.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

14 May 2016 0 Pilot Hundred House
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Aspen 4
N/A
N/A

On landing approach in moderate thermic conditions the pilot induced a spin below a height at which the pilot could recover normal flight. This led to a heavy impact and subsequent injury.

Seriously Injured
12 May 2016 Male 55 CP Oludeniz
Turkey
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz z5

Pilot was performing full stalls during SIV training. Successful reserve deployment after twists. Beamer 2 deployed quickly with no twists. Pilot pulled in paraglider (no quick outs), then steered and landed on beach. Pilot had not read reserve manual and put in excessive steering inputs creating a slightly unstable (swinging) descent, but landed with a roll and was unhurt.

Unhurt
6 May 2016 Male 64 Hang gliding pilot. Tow,aerotow,power. Airways airsports
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Wills
U2

While test flying a hang glider, pilot forgot to release the tow line. After a short circuit flight the pilot landed and noticed the line still attached.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 24 April 2017 at 04:30:10 AM

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