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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
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 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

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.

Seriously Injured:
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
5 Jul 2017 Male 62 Pilot Moreton Common
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Niviuk
Kougar 2

Engine:

TechnoFly
Octagon (Nitro)

Pilot was walking towards wing with engine running (warm up phase) when it went to full power and throttle cable caught in propeller, pulling hand backwards through netting into spinning propeller as he fell sideways onto ground.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

2 Jul 2017 Male 48 Pilot Parafest N Wales
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Ozone
Spyder

Engine:

Wasp
EOS100

Pilot made emergency landing having lost power. Discovered exhaust had fallen off and gone through prop. Fuel tank had also ruptured and was spraying fuel.

Unhurt
26 Jun 2017 Male 37 CP Barton on sea
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mentor 2

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while performing wing overs. Pilot crashed into hillside having drifted back into an area of turbulence.

Minor Injuries
25 Jun 2017 Male 28 Pilot 'Stella' - Bassano
Italy
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Pilot took, off with slight tailwind and was unable to clear trees in front of take-off.

Minor Injuries
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 22 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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