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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
24 May 2017 Male 58 CP Challow Paramotor Club
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:


Pilot attempted to launch but did not get airborne before running into a fence.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

23 May 2017 Male 66 Pilot Llangollen
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Aspen 4

Pilot decided to top land in conditions where the wind was switching around causing occasional turbulence. Pilot suffered low level asymmetric collapse and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

21 May 2017 Male 65 Pilot Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Chili 3

Knot attaching the control handle to the brake line became detached during inflation. Pilot fell while trying to control wing as it was blown across the slope. Glider had recently been serviced and the control lines adjusted.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

21 May 2017 Male 56 CP Mount Caburn
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Sprint 3

Pilot attempted to gain height to fly round to the front of the hill knowing the wind had gone off to the east. Pilot lost height and flew back to the ridge but encountered leeside turbulence. Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse which he recovered but then suffered full collapse and struck hillside.

Minor Injuries
19 May 2017 Male 49 Pilot Parlick (South face)
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bolero 5

Pilot walked down hill in windy conditions in order to launch in lighter winds. On flying towards the slope the pilot experienced severe sink and collided with the hill. The pilot was then lifted and dragged at an angle up the slope. Pilot landed heavily but was able to eventually control glider.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

16 May 2017 Male 57 Pilot Babadag
Turkey
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Iota

Pilot deployed emergency parachute while on SIV course having suffered a cravat during asymmetric collapse exercise. Pilot entered spiral descent and was unable to recover.

Unhurt
14 May 2017 Male 37 Pilot Thurnham
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
BGD
Cure

Pilot had cravat before take-off but decided to deal with it once the wing was inflated. However, strong winds lifted pilot immediately forcing pilot to stall in order to land. Pilot landed heavily but was unhurt.

Unhurt
10 May 2017 Male 54 Pilot Wether fell
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Strong
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Phantom

Pilot suffered an asymmetric collapse in strong conditions at low level having just taken off. Pilot hit the ground before the glider could recover.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

10 May 2017 Male 44 AP Blorenge
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz Z 3

Pilot misjudged approach and was forced to turn at low level to avoid hitting cars and trees. Pilot landed heavily downwind.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

10 May 2017 Male 32 CP Blorenge
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Independence
Pioneer

Pilot turned tightly in thermal and lost control of the glider. Pilot was unable to regain control and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 24 September 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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