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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
5 Jun 2016 Male 51 Pilot Craigellachie
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Ion 3

Pilot took off from knee deep heather in strong conditions. Pilot entered thermal and glider immediately entered spin. Pilot struck rock face at speed. Inspection showed speedbar line had been wrapped around vario prior to take-off.

Seriously Injured
5 Jun 2016 Male 0 Dee Estuary
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Powered PG
Foot
Dudek
Synth 2
Bulldog
Thor 110

While flying low, pilot caught foot in water and was forced to land in estuary. Pilot was forced to request assistance due to mud and incoming tide.

Unhurt
4 Jun 2016 Male 61 Pilot Griefenburg
Austria
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent
Rain, Snow
Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Wills Wing
U2

Pilots of similar weights and on same gliders, took off from same site at the same time on top to bottoms. They arrived at the landing area at the same time but due to switching winds, landed in opposite directions. Pilots avoided a collision by 6m.

Unhurt
4 Jun 2016 Male 53 CP Parlick
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot


Whilst walking up the hill with an inflated wing, the emergency parachute inner container inadvertently released from the pilot's Gin Gingo 3 harness, despite the closure pins having been previously checked in their positions.

Unhurt
4 Jun 2016 Male 46 P Buttermere
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bobcat

Pilot misjudged his approach and wingtip clipped a tree causing the glider to turn off the intended path. With insufficient height to make any corrections the pilot landed on the roof of a parked car.

Unhurt
3 Jun 2016 Male 53 CP Buttermere
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 4

Pilot left thermal on lee side of hill and got caught in leeside turbulence. Glider suffered collapse and twisted risers resulting in a heavy landing.

Seriously Injured
3 Jun 2016 Male 47 CP Llangollen
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Strong
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Epsilon 6

On approach to landing in strong thermic conditions, the pilot overshot the landing area and applied the controls more deeply intending to steepen the glide path. The pilot then applied full controls to flare and stalled the wing, resulting in a heavy impact with the ground.

Minor Injuries:
Pelvis

3 Jun 2016 Female 0 Novice Beddinham
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Element 2

Pilot under training failed to flare the glider upon landing and was injured.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

29 May 2016 Male 52 Pilot Monk's Down
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Wills Wing
U-2

Pilot was too slow and too high on approach to landing. Glider turned on landing and flipped over damaging uprights and tip wand.

Unhurt
29 May 2016 Male 48 AP Treak Cliff
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta 2

Pilot had mid-air collision with model glider while ridge soaring.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 20 October 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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