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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
23 Jan 2016 Male 43 CP Bello Horizonte
Colombia
5-10 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Iota

Pilot lost control of glider on launch and was pendulumed back into the hill.

Minor Injuries
21 Jan 2016 Male 51 CP Crete road west
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Speedflyer/Miniwing
Foot
Ozone
Firefly2

Pilot suffered large collapse and was unable to regain control of the glider. Pilot impacted slope heavily.

Minor Injuries
16 Jan 2016 Male 41 CP MamTor
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Airwave
Wave

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while ridge soaring.

Unhurt
13 Jan 2016 Female 56 CP Macher, Lanzarote
Spain
5-10 Km/h
Strong
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bolero 5

Pilot was looking to bottom land when she encountered severe thermic turbulence. Pilot landed heavily from approx 8m.

Seriously Injured
27 Dec 2015 Male 33 CP South Barrule
Isle Of Man
25-30 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Epsilon 7

Inexperienced pilot launched from hillside and allowed glider to drift over the top into lee side rotor. Pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

22 Nov 2015 Male 62 AP Bishopstone cliffs
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Iota

Pilot was caught out by strengthening winds while coastal soaring. Pilot was on full speedbar when glider suffered an asymmetric collapse. Glider rotated and pilot struck hill in standing position.

Seriously Injured
3 Nov 2015 Male 59 Pilot Taucho
Spain
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Airwave
Sports 4

Pilot hit sink when attempting to thermal close to rocky spine. Pilot impacted hard.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

27 Oct 2015 Female 45 AP Billing, Himachal Pradesh, India
India
10-15 Km/h
Strong
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Icepeak 7

Pilot suffered a cascade collapse incident while flying in a competition in India. The pilot was unable to recover the glider despite stalling twice in an attempt to 'reset' the wing. Pilot landed heavily in a 'tail slide'. Subsequent inspection showed the brake lines had shrunk by 16cm after less than 50 hours. This resulted in brake being applied inadvertently when full bar was applied.

Seriously Injured
20 Oct 2015 Male 73 CP Monks Down
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bolero

Pilot had mid-air collision with tandem glider while ridge soaring.

Unhurt
18 Oct 2015 Male 48 Pilot Whitby
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor 2

Pilot misjudged crossing and ended up low in lee of harbour wall. Pilot accidentally spun glider attempting to avoid sea and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 28 April 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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