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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
6 May 2016 Male 68 Quattro
Spain
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Atom

Student used too much brake on launch. His feet left the ground momentarily before coming back down where student twisted ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

6 May 2016 Male 64 Hang gliding pilot. Tow,aerotow,power. Airways airsports
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Wills
U2

While test flying a hang glider, pilot forgot to release the tow line. After a short circuit flight the pilot landed and noticed the line still attached.

Unhurt
5 May 2016 Male 62 Rushup Edge
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Ion

Pilot inflated wing and noticed cravat on left side. He attempted to clear it but took off anyway. He continued to attempt to clear the cravat but caused the glider to pendulum. The glider then entered a left turn and the pilot impacted the slope heavily.

Seriously Injured
5 May 2016 Male 0 Gelligaer
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha

Student twisted ankle while ground handling.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

4 May 2016 Male 32 Pilot Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta 2

Pilot flared on landing in strong wind and was lifted up and landed on one leg.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

2 May 2016 Male 56 CP Montmin
France


Paraglider
Foot


Pilot deployed emergency parachute due to cravated spiral during SIV training. Harness velcro failed to release bridle causing the bridle to rip off the bridle tunnel rendering the airbag inoperative. Pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
23 Apr 2016 Male 0 Lords Seat
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Strong
Moderate Turbulence

Speedflyer/Miniwing
Foot
Unknown

Pilot on speed wing got blown back in strong winds and crashed behind a wall where there would have been severe turbulence.

Seriously Injured
17 Apr 2016 Male 56 EP under training Sopot
Bulgaria
0-5 Km/h
Calm

Paraglider
Foot
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Adam

Student fell over on to side due to line over wingtip causing glider to go off to one side.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

17 Apr 2016 Female 53 AP Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor 4

During BCC competition pilot flew low over take-off area. Another pilot inflated glider immediately below flying pilot without looking. Airborne pilot shouted and launching pilot pulled wing back down.

Unhurt
17 Apr 2016 Male 56 CP Corn Ridge
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Pilot stalled glider at low level in turbulent, thermic conditions. Pilot impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 19 February 2018 at 04:30:09 AM

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