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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
9 Apr 2016 42 Woldingham Valley
United Kingdom


Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Hiway
Stubby

Student flared too early. As the glider descended the student's arm hit the upright.

Pilot
Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

Passenger
Unhurt
5 Apr 2016 Male 43 CP Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Aeros
Discus

Pilot lost control of glider while attempting to bottom land in strong thermic conditions.

Minor Injuries:
Thoracic Spine

2 Apr 2016 Male 54 CP Beachhead
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Bright

Pilot twisted his foot on touchdown during normal landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

31 Mar 2016 Male 51 Pilot Lackhampton
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
UP
Trango XC2

Pilot infringed airspace due to incorrect set-up of Kobo navigation device.

Unhurt
25 Mar 2016 Female 35 Muggary Bottom
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Atom 3

The student was doing exercise 13, maintaining course and airspeed, she was no more than 4 meters off of the ground the whole flight, she turned cross wind while on her final glide, didn't flare and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

22 Mar 2016 Male 42 Pilot Selsey
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Foot
Dudek
Hadron xx
MacFly
Poling 250

Pilot suffered a collapse at low level.

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

22 Mar 2016 Male 50 Pilot Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Foot


Pilot was involved in a near miss while thermalling. Other pilot involved refused to accept there had been an issue.

Unhurt
20 Mar 2016 Male 55 AP Model Ridge
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Avian
Rio 2

Pilot landed to fix issue with harness. On relaunching the pilot forgot to do hang check and failed to notice he had not fastened his chest buckles. Pilot was able to fasten then in flight.

Unhurt
19 Mar 2016 Male 55 Pilot Minster
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Calm

Paraglider
Foot
Firebird
Raven

Pilot misjudged the wind strength on launch and was unable to penetrate into wind. Pilot was blown back and stalled into bramble bushes.

Unhurt
14 Mar 2016 Male 33 Pilot Traprain Law
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Chili 3

Pilot suffered an asymmetric collapse on take off, side impact into rocks.

Seriously Injured
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 March 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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