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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
17 Apr 2015 Male 71 AP Beadlam Rigg
25-30 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Wills Wing
U2

Pilot made final approach with insufficient airspeed. Landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

15 Apr 2015 Male 52 Pilot Rybury
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Omega 8

The pilot tried to 360 in front of the hill and pulled on excessive inside brake to avoid the hill. The inside wing stalled and the glider entered a spin. The glider recovered after a 180 degree turn in the direction of the hill. The pilot was fortunate in that he glanced rather than impacted the hill.

Unhurt
15 Apr 2015 Male 56 Pilot Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Sprint EVO

Pilot was caught out by strengthening wind and was unable to penetrate. Just before touching down, a gust lifted the pilot and dropped him in a bush.

Unhurt
9 Apr 2015 Male 46 Cp Bradwell
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot


Immediately after take-off, when Pilot's full weight came on harness straps, one of the buckles burst open. on inspection it had jammed, giving the impression it was properly connected.

Unhurt
8 Apr 2015 Male 0 Student Tailbridge hill
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
U-Turn
Emotion2

On aborting takeoff, pilot pulled hard on left control causing glider to spin. This swung the pilot towards the ground, unfortunately pilot hit a spikey limestone rock causing puncture to left leg.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

8 Apr 2015 Male 24 Pilot Tinto South
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
ION 2 light

After kiting glider back up the hill, pilot took of and leg strap came undone. Pilot pulled himself up and carried out gentle bottom landing.

Unhurt
8 Apr 2015 Male 24 Pilot Tinto South
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
ION 2 light

Pilot inflated glider with cravat but was unable to prevent take off. Pilot headed away from hill and others but was unable to remove cravat. Pilot was able to bottom land safely.

Unhurt
7 Apr 2015 Male 56 Pilot Mt Caburn
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Pilot had mid-air collision in crowded and thermic conditions.

Unhurt
7 Apr 2015 Female 32 Pilot Bradwell
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor 3

Pilot had airport with 3 axis light aircraft while on glide. Aircraft passed approx 3m above and 15m in front. Pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
6 Apr 2015 Male 52 AP Monks Down
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Tala

On approach to a top landing the pilot encountered severe turbulence at low level. the glider suffered a massive asymmetric collapse and then stalled. Pilot impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 27 April 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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