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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
18 Sep 2017 Male 56 Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Ion 3

Student was carrying out top to bottom flight but got out of position for landing field. Was set up for landing cross wind in alternative field. Student turned at the very last moment into wind to fly over wall into next field but landed on top of wall.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17 Sep 2017 Male 0 CP Mundersley
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence
Rain, Snow
Paraglider
Unknown

Pilot got into difficulties while coastal soaring in strong conditions. Pilot was blown back into town and collided with buildings.

Seriously Injured
17 Sep 2017 Male 62 Pilot Heol Senni
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Aerodyne
Shaolin

Pilot misjudged glide angle on approach to landing and clipped rear of vehicle.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

15 Sep 2017 Male 38 None Selsley
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Skin 2

Unqualified pilot went to do some ground handling but attempted to do some short flights. Pilot landed awkwardly and fractured leg.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

11 Sep 2017 Male 34 CP Forclaz
France
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

Pilot was caught out by unexpected sink and was unable to reach the designated landing field. Pilot identified landing options but encountered further sink and landed short colliding with a building.

Unhurt
8 Sep 2017 Male 28 CP Montmin
France
0-5 Km/h
Calm

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bolero 5

While practising full stall the pilot released brake pressure with the glider behind him causing the glider to dive in front. The pilot fell into the glider catching his boot eyelets in the lines. Pilot deployed emergency parachute and landed safely.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

7 Sep 2017 Male 41 Pilot France 5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Cure

Pilot encountered sink while thermalling and while attempting to find lift, put himself in a position with no suitable landing fields. Pilot landed heavily in dry river bed.

Seriously Injured
3 Sep 2017 Female 13 Trainee Barton Airfield
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Other
Waterbird
Mistral
Landrover
Mk2

Pilot became detached from tow line as drogue chute failed in strengthening wind. Pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
2 Sep 2017 Male 51 CP Tailbridge
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Mescal 4

Pilot sat in harness, stood up to inflate glider in order to ground handle. On inflating the glider it surged forward and then turned left twisting the pilot and puling him to the ground. On trying to stand up the pilot noted his left foot was engaging the speed system.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

31 Aug 2017 Female 47 Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 5

Student was ground handling at the bottom of the slope. Student's knee gave way resulting in the student being dragged.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 22 November 2017 at 04:30:05 AM

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