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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
6 May 2016 Male 68 E.P Quattro
Spain
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Atom

Student used too much brake on launch. His feet left the ground momentarily before coming back down where student twisted ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

5 May 2016 Male 0 Gelligaer
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha

Student twisted ankle while ground handling.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

5 May 2016 Male 62 Rushup Edge
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Ion

Pilot inflated wing and noticed cravat on left side. He attempted to clear it but took off anyway. He continued to attempt to clear the cravat but caused the glider to pendulum. The glider then entered a left turn and the pilot impacted the slope heavily.

Seriously Injured
4 May 2016 Male 32 Pilot Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta 2

Pilot flared on landing in strong wind and was lifted up and landed on one leg.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

2 May 2016 Male 56 CP Montmin
France


Paraglider
Foot


Pilot deployed emergency parachute due to cravated spiral during SIV training. Harness velcro failed to release bridle causing the bridle to rip off the bridle tunnel rendering the airbag inoperative. Pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
23 Apr 2016 Male 0 Lords Seat
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Strong
Moderate Turbulence

Speedflyer/Miniwing
Foot
Unknown

Pilot on speed wing got blown back in strong winds and crashed behind a wall where there would have been severe turbulence.

Seriously Injured
17 Apr 2016 Male 47 Pilot Combe gibbet
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
777Gliders
King

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while thermalling and suffered a small asymmetric collapse. Pilot dealt with collapse and landed safely.

Unhurt
17 Apr 2016 Male 62 AP Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Speedflyer/Miniwing
Foot


Pilot got jacket stuck in Charley Insider helmet buckle. Could not dislodge it until landing.

Unhurt
17 Apr 2016 Female 32 Pilot Coombe gibbet
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Airdesign
Rise

Pilot took off into busy sky. Pilot noticed another glider close to her left and attempted to turn right but left side of wing contacted other pilot leading to a collapse on the left side of her wing. Pilot recovered and landed safely.

Unhurt
17 Apr 2016 Male 55 Pilot Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Older DHV 1/2 or EN B.
None

Shortly after take-off, glider stalled in turbulence and entered cascade in solving spin and further stall. Pilot eventually regained control and top landed.

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

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