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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
25 May 2017 Male 43 CP Corndon hill
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Koyot3

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while ridge soaring and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

25 May 2017 Male 38 Pilot Meall a Bhuachaille
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Alpina 2

Pilot twisted leg while doing fast slope landing causing spiral fracture to leg.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

25 May 2017 Male 37 CP Tan Hill, Wiltshire
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz 4

Pilot became boxed in while ridge soaring in breezy conditions. Wing tips touched with other glider but all landed safely.

Unhurt
25 May 2017 Male 52 Pilot Rushup Edge
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Sky Paragliders

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse shortly after take-off and lost control of his glider. Pilot struck the slope heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

24 May 2017 Male 51 Pilot Woldingham
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Powered
Wing:
Wills wing
Eagle

Engine:

Wasp
Wasp

Pilot stalled on take-off.

Pilot
Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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

Powered PG
Foot
Ozone
Roadster 2
Fresh Breeze
Simonini

Pilot went off line during powered launch and collided with a fence.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 19 November 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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