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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.

If a "formal investigation" has been undertaken into one of the incidents listed below, a link to the relevant formal report will be displayed below the incident date.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
20 Aug 2017 Male 18 CP Parlick
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Iota

Pilot was attempting wingovers to lose height for a top landing. The final wingover was mistimed, tension in the lines was lost and cravattes formed in both wingtips. Glider entered spiral dive; pilot deployed emergency parachute which opened just in time to prevent injury.

Unhurt
20 Aug 2017 Male 50 CP Bradwell
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Ion 4

Pilot took off in weak conditions. While ridge soaring pilot got close to another pilot and applied brake while already flying slowly, causing the glider to spin. Pilot got his hands up but too late to prevent a collision with the hill.

Seriously Injured
16 Aug 2017 Female 37 CP Kobala
Slovenia
0-5 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Spyder

Pilot was seen to be correcting oscillations on landing resulting in an asymmetric flare. Pilot twisted knee on landing as glider rotated.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

13 Aug 2017 Male 38 Non bhpa N/a
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Foot
Apco
Force 2
Parajet
Zenith V5s

Pilot was climbing out of field when glider entered a spin at low level. Pilot impacted heavily before recovery could be achieved.

Seriously Injured
13 Aug 2017 Male 44 Pilot Mendlesham
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Wills Wing
U2

Pilot was distracted and allowed nose of glider to drift upwards during winch launch. The glider went up at a high angle and the winch operator guillotined the line. The pilot pulled the bar in but caught an upright on the ground before fully in control, landing heavily.

Minor Injuries
13 Aug 2017 Male 47 Pilot Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Golden 4

Pilot was waiting to launch when a dust devil lifted him 10m into the air before dumping him in a bush.

Minor Injuries
13 Aug 2017 Male 60 Shining Tor
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Apco
Prima

Student encountered thermal while doing short hop. Glider suffered frontal collapse and student landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

13 Aug 2017 Male 54 Pilot Sibson, Nuneaton
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Rigid Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Air Design
ATOS VR

Pilot released from aerotow when glider went off-line before getting airborne. The right wing tip touched down pulling the pilot out of the trolley causing damage to an upright.

Minor Injuries
13 Aug 2017 Male 58 Pre cp Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Ozone
Atom 3

Student went off line on take-off and did not apply enough corrective control. Winch operator guillotined the line but student landed heavily having failed to counter the pendulum.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

11 Aug 2017 Female 45 AP Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Zeno

Pilot had taken off in changing wind conditions and with the sea breeze coming in. While low in front of the hill attempting to thermal out, the pilot experienced turbulence and suffered a 50% asymmetric collapse. Due to low height the pilot was unable to regain control before crash landing on the road below.

Seriously Injured
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 22 July 2018 at 05:45:06 AM

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