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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 May 2018 Male 39 Pilot Chinkwell Tor
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Omega X-Alps 2

Pilot both hands off brakes to adjust vario, frontal collapse happened during this time and without enough height to recover.

Seriously Injured
7 May 2018 Male 38 CP Darley moor
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Ozone
Mojo pwr

Engine:

Miniplane

Upon take-off, reserve parachute situated underneath harness seat deployed acting as ground anchor and air brake. Pilot was pulled backwards by initial braking and glider stalled. Pilot walked away with slight bruising. Although reserve appeared in tact before take-off, pilot did not check pins.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

7 May 2018 Male 66 Pilot Brecon Beacons
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 4

Pilot accidentally flew into leeside of hill. Glider collapsed and entered spiral dive. Pilot recovered glider but with large cravat. On approaching ground level glider was hit by gust and pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries
6 May 2018 Male 52 Pilot Nont sarahs
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Artik 3

Pilot hit heavy sink while ridge soaring and crashed onto rocky slope.

Seriously Injured:
Head Injuries

5 May 2018 Male 57 Pilot parascending tow South Cerney
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Other
Foot
Eiffe
Classic

Pilot allowed glider to overfly him on tow launch and was dragged onto shoulder. Tow was aborted by driver.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

5 May 2018 Male 35 United Kingdom 0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Foot
Ozone
Freeride
Parajet
Mavrick

Pilot was flying low approx 8.30pm towards setting sun and taking care looking for obstacles. Did not see low level power line and collided with the cables.

Seriously Injured
5 May 2018 Male 55 CP Windbank
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Ion 5

Pilot took of with a full riser twist but was able to untwist and get into pod. On attempting to turn back into wind the pilot applied excessive control and spun the glider.

Seriously Injured
5 May 2018 Male 47 Pilot Fairsnape Fell
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Escape
S21

The wind dropped while pilot was ridge soaring downwind. Pilot came down fast on area of stones.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

5 May 2018 Male 55 Pilot Whitewool
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Uturn
Blacklight 2

Pilot encountered sink while attempting to slope land and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

4 May 2018 Male 62 None Aldbrough
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Foot
Dudek
Synthesis 2
Bulldog
Moster

Pilot stalled glider after engine cut out on practise approach.

Minor Injuries
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 17 February 2019 at 05:45:08 AM

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