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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
20 Jun 2016 Male 40 Pilot Merthyr Tydfil
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Speedflyer/Miniwing
Foot
Swing
Savage

Pilot made poor approach and was forced to take avoiding action to miss obstacles, resulting in a downwind landing in bracken.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

18 Jun 2016 Male 42 Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz

Pilot lost control of glider at low level and impacted heavily sustaining fatal injuries.

Fatal
17 Jun 2016 Male 56 Montellano
Spain
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bolero 5

Student did not run fast enough and jumped into harness seat on launch. Glider overflew and student swung into small bush causing the student to swing round into the slope.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

8 Jun 2016 Female 30 Limerstone
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Independence
Cruiser

Student made slightly heavier than usual landing and sprained ankle slightly.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

8 Jun 2016 Male 0 Pilot Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Ozone
Magnum

During a dual paraglider tow launch, the passenger stumbled, causing knee injury to the pilot whilst attempting to support the passenger's weight. The launch was aborted, with no injury to the passenger.

Pilot
Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
Unhurt
5 Jun 2016 Male 51 Pilot Craigellachie
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Ion 3

Pilot took off from knee deep heather in strong conditions. Pilot entered thermal and glider immediately entered spin. Pilot struck rock face at speed. Inspection showed speedbar line had been wrapped around vario prior to take-off.

Seriously Injured
5 Jun 2016 Male 0 Dee Estuary
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Powered PG
Foot
Dudek
Synth 2
Bulldog
Thor 110

While flying low, pilot caught foot in water and was forced to land in estuary. Pilot was forced to request assistance due to mud and incoming tide.

Unhurt
4 Jun 2016 Male 61 Pilot Griefenburg
Austria
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent
Rain, Snow
Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Wills Wing
U2

Pilots of similar weights and on same gliders, took off from same site at the same time on top to bottoms. They arrived at the landing area at the same time but due to switching winds, landed in opposite directions. Pilots avoided a collision by 6m.

Unhurt
4 Jun 2016 Male 53 CP Parlick
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot


Whilst walking up the hill with an inflated wing, the emergency parachute inner container inadvertently released from the pilot's Gin Gingo 3 harness, despite the closure pins having been previously checked in their positions.

Unhurt
4 Jun 2016 Male 46 P Buttermere
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bobcat

Pilot misjudged his approach and wingtip clipped a tree causing the glider to turn off the intended path. With insufficient height to make any corrections the pilot landed on the roof of a parked car.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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