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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
17 Jul 2017 Male 60 Pilot Bear Down, Dartmoor
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Iota

Pilot misjudged a 360 and collided with the hill.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

13 Jul 2017 Male 49 Pilot Milk Hill / White Horse
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Air Design
Rise2

Pilot lost control of glider having kited wing back up slope then attempted reverse launch. On launching the pilot discovered a cravat on one wingtip resulting in loss of control.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

12 Jul 2017 Male 52 Blaenavon
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Mescal 5

Pilot under training on his final task of qualification decided without warning to perform a 360 close to the hill in the lift. fell out of the lift and impacted the top of the hill downwind.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

12 Jul 2017 Male 51 CP Bo Peep
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 5

Pilot misjudged wind on top landing and caught barbwire fence.

Unhurt
12 Jul 2017 Male 70 Pilot Constitution Hill
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Pi

Pilot launched but glider did not come up straight as expected. Pilot aborted launch and discovered large knot in lower cascade.

Unhurt
12 Jul 2017 Female 45 Kennel Farm
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Independence
Merlin

Student fell on outstretched hand on landing.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

10 Jul 2017 Male 50 Walla crag
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Magnum

Tandem pilot was executing a cross-slope launch when the glider tip caught a tree. Pilot and passenger became airborne before pilot was able to mush glider to the ground landing in a bush.

Pilot
Minor Injuries

Passenger
Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

9 Jul 2017 Male 0 EP day 3 Devils Dyke back field
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Airbourne
Fun

Student encountered buoyant air while on short tethered flight. Student climbed uprights instead of pulling in and landed heavily.

:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

8 Jul 2017 Male 46 CP Dodd Fell
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
ION 4

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level, possibly due to turbulence from a wall and lee rotor.

Minor Injuries
6 Jul 2017 Male 66 AP Slieau Curn
Isle Of Man
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
ITV
Turquoise

Whilst launching in light winds the passengers footwear (trainers) came off due to the pilots feet catching the passengers heels on the take off run. The passenger stopped running and during the subsequent fall he sustained the minor injuries.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Minor Injuries
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 20 September 2017 at 04:30:34 AM

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