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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
7 Jan 2018 Male 64 CP Bulgham bay
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 4

Pilot made incorrect approach and did not have enough height to turn into wind on landing.

Unhurt
28 Dec 2017 Male 59 CP Portland West
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor 2

Pilot made incorrect approach to top landing and was too low. Pilot hit turbulent air and crashed into a wall.

Minor Injuries
12 Dec 2017 Male 59 Pilot Stanage Edge
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Mac Para
Elan

Pilot was soaring Stanage Edge, with other paraglider pilots. His wing was seen to have an asymmetric collapse on the left hand side, whilst flying with the ridge on his left. The wing turned sharply towards the hill and the pilot impacted the ground.

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

9 Dec 2017 Male 32 Gribbles Ridge
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Element 2

Shortly after take off the radio failed and the student panicked and turned downwind towards the hill. Student then lifted his legs to clear a barbed wire fence before landing downwind in the next field. Student was in shock but was unhurt.

Unhurt
3 Dec 2017 Male 0 Pilling
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Apco
NRG Pro

Engine:

Apco
Air Comfort

Pilot lost control of glider while flying at low altitude and crashed into ploughed field.

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

3 Dec 2017 Male 20 CP Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence
Flight In Clouds, Fog
Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Airwave
Caypso

Hang glider pilot had mid-air collision with paraglider pilot while ridge soaring in busy conditions.

Unhurt
28 Nov 2017 Female 55 Pilot Selsley Common
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta 2

Pilot reverse launched glider but was kited sideways into and over a bush. Pilot was thrown heavily to ground landing on her arm.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

27 Nov 2017 Male 57 None Bornos
Spain
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
BGD
Adam

Student was attempting first forward launch and fell forward landing on his hand.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

19 Nov 2017 Male 47 None Ditchling Beacon
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Airwave
Wave

On 5th 'maintaining course and airspeed' flight launch student applied excessive right hand brake, initiating a turn to the right without leaving the ground. He fell over, put out his right hand and on striking an anthill, breaking his wrist.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

19 Nov 2017 Female 34 Pilot N/A
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Nova
Mentor 3

After flying, pilot was packing away and noticed parachute pins were fully released and parachute was being held in only by velcro. During pre-flight check the pilot had checked parachute handle but had not lifted flap to check pins.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 20 October 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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