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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
11 Apr 2017 Male 63 CP Gribbles ridge
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 5

Pilot suffered an aneurysm and collapsed while ground handling prior to launch.

Seriously Injured:
Head Injuries

10 Apr 2017 Male 45 Pilot Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Moyes
RX3.5

Pilot had not attached nose cone properly causing the glider to become unstable during high speed glide. Glider descended rapidly and impacted heavily bending both uprights.

Unhurt
9 Apr 2017 Male 28 CP Gemona
Slovenia
0-5 Km/h
Moderate
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Bgd
Base
Nil

Pilot suffered a frontal collapse which then led to a cravat. This subsequently led to a spiral dive, pilot tried to regain control of the wing and remove the cravat but to no avail. Reserve deployed when it was clear that there was insufficient height to regain control but was to low to deploy fully. Pilot spiral into the tree canopy and then impacted the ground.

Seriously Injured:
Thoracic Spine

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

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 22 November 2017 at 04:30:05 AM

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