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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
10 Oct 2015 Male 53 Pilot Meall a' Bhuachaille, Aviemore
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
ION 3

Pilot lost control of paraglider while trying to forward launch on uneven terrain in light wind.

Minor Injuries
8 Oct 2015 Male 63 Kimmeridge
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Firebird
Raven

Pilot got into difficulties while top landing.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

4 Oct 2015 Male 49 Pilot + tandem Golden Ball
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Bi Golden 2

Pilot landed tandem glider and attempted to release glider with Quickouts. Pilot found that trimmers had prevented Quickouts from operating as they blocked the inner from releasing.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
4 Oct 2015 Male 61 AP Rushup Edge
United Kingdom


Paraglider


Pilot noticed buckle lever had stuck open so only one of the two levers was securing the buckle. Similar to fault described in Sup' Air Safety Notice No. 3 August 6th 2008.

Unhurt
3 Oct 2015 Male 35 CP Benone
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Foot
Ozone
Roadster
Parajet
Volution 2

Pilot noticed that heat from the exhaust melted a hole in the fuel tank. Proximity of exhaust very close to tank.

Unhurt
3 Oct 2015 Female 55 None Fochriw/Bedlinog Bowl
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Spark

Student sat down on launch and glider over flew and pulled student over. Glider then pulled student down the slope.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

26 Sep 2015 Male 36 CP Whitewool
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Very Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 3

Pilot suffered frontal collapse while at low level and landed heavily.

Unhurt
26 Sep 2015 Male 42 Pilot (hill/winhch/aerotow) Bo Peep
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Wills Wing
U2

10 minutes into a soaring flight pilot noticed chest strap and zip pop open. Pilot climbed into uprights and made safe bottom landing.

Unhurt
25 Sep 2015 Male 64 Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Hook

Pilots had mid-air collision while soaring and thermalling on busy ridge. One of the pilots suffered an asymmetric collapse and spiralled into the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

22 Sep 2015 Female 30 Under EP Instruction Quatro Mohones
Spain
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Atom 3

Student had good take off while attempting a 'low hop' flight but as she became airborne she applied excessive brake. She was instructed to 'ease off' the brakes but instead released them immediately resulting in a dive towards the ground and subsequent heavy landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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