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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
13 Mar 2018 Male 62 CP Freathy
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Epsilon 5

Pilot crash landed on rocks having got low while coastal soaring. Pilot hoped to find lift where he had found it previously on the flight but did not.

Unhurt
11 Mar 2018 Male 55 CP Parlick Pike (East)
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Avian
Rio

Pilot landed short in field adjacent to landing field but was also slightly crosswind. Left hand side of control frame struck the ground first causing the pilot to swing through.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

11 Mar 2018 Male 54 CP Parlick East, Lancashire
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Avian
Rio 2

Pilot misjudged approach and was short of official landing field. In attempting to reach an adjacent field the pilot accidentally stalled the glider due to the wind gradient.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

10 Mar 2018 Male 57 AP Ringstead
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Rigid Hang Glider
Foot
AIR
VR+

While coastal soaring in strong and fluctuating winds pilot found himself in sinking air with limited safe landing options. Pilot landed on rocky area but was able to avoid injury by flaring hard and landing vertically.

Unhurt
26 Feb 2018 Male 51 Rabou France
France
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Sky Paragliders
Atis 2

After a successful flight and landing the student was walking backwards as the wing was pulled by the wind as it fell behind him. He turned quickly to control the wing but twisted his knee whilst doing the turn. He fell over and was dragged 2 meters over snow before he regained control on the wing.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

18 Feb 2018 Male 0 Pilot Beachy Head
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Sky

Pilot was scratching low on sea cliffs when an asymmetric collapse caused pilot to drop onto the rocks. Pilot was rescued by coastguard.

Unhurt
17 Feb 2018 Male 80 Pilot Woolacombe
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Sigma

Pilot omitted to clip into harness before clipping on flight deck. Inflated wing and fellow pilot noticed odd attitude of harness. Wing safely deflated and brought under control.

Unhurt
17 Feb 2018 Male 64 CP Woolacombe
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Airwave

Pilot was seen to be ridge soaring with parachute handle detached. Landed without incident

Unhurt
17 Feb 2018 Male 54 Pilot St. Bees
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Gto 2

Pilot misjudged wind direction and flew into sinking air. Pilot was forced to make an emergency landing between the cliff and the sea, landing on large boulders.

Unhurt
12 Feb 2018 Male 46 Pilot Haresfield
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
UP
Summit XC

Wind increased while pilot was flying to point where he could not penetrate with full bar. Pilot applied big ears but made no forward progress. Pilot steered backwards and landed in trees. Pilot waited for assistance and was then able to climb down.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 22 May 2018 at 05:45:05 AM

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