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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
11 Jul 2015 Male 48 Kobala
Slovenia
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Sigma 8

Pilot suffered a frontal collapse then spiral due to cravat. Pilot deployed parachute which partially opened. Pilot landed through trees unhurt.

Unhurt
11 Jul 2015 Male 49 CP tow Bradwell
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Airwave
Calypso

Unqualified pilot flew downwind and low into a gully, striking a dry stone wall.

Seriously Injured
7 Jul 2015 Male 50 Pilot (Power) Siurana Alt Emporda 17469
Spain
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Foot
Ozone
Slalom
Macfly
EVO 200 Thor

A paramotor pilot was critically injured upon impact with the ground, and died from his injuries. There were no witnesses to the flight or the impact.

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

4 Jul 2015 Female 28 None Mount Caburn
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Speedflyer/Miniwing
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bobcat

Student turned off line despite radio instructions from the instructor and landed landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
3 Jul 2015 Male 67 Pilot TINTO
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor 4

Pilot sustained frontal collapse having underestimated the strength of the thermal turbulence. Landed on airbag unhurt.

Unhurt
3 Jul 2015 Male 0 EP Rushup Edge
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Sky Paragliders
Fides 2 evo

Slope soaring. Pilot trying to stay close to the ridge. Pilot entered some sink and did not turn away slope landed with PLF but with hands forward.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

29 Jun 2015 Male 52 CP Sugar
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Airwave
Sport 4

Pilot landed safely but put foot in a hole, fracturing ankle.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

29 Jun 2015 Male 0 Eype
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk

Pilot suffered a low level collapse, possibly due to lee side turbulence and was unable to recover before hitting the ground.

Seriously Injured
28 Jun 2015 Male 51 None Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin
Bolero 5

Student completed short flight then continued to practise ground handling. Student lost balance and fell onto outstretched hand.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

28 Jun 2015 0 None Training slope
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Airborne
Fun

Student was attempting basic training run with glider. Fell forward on to large training wheels. Rolled to a stop. Student complained of pain in shoulder.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 29 March 2017 at 04:30:07 AM

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