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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
18 Feb 2016 Male 67 Pilot Uffington-white-horse
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
BGD
Base

Pilot flew into an area that was out of wind and encountered lee-side turbulence. Glider suffered asymmetric collapse then dived. Pilot crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
15 Feb 2016 Male 52 Pilot Roldanillo
Colombia
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Carrera+

Pilot spun glider while adopting "aggressive" S turns on final approach in fifty conditions.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

14 Feb 2016 Male 51 AP Saltburn
United Kingdom
35-40 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
U-Turn
Blacklight

While coastal soaring pilot failed to notice gust front and was blown back. Pilot avoided houses and woods but was dragged in landing field.

Unhurt
14 Feb 2016 Male 42 Pilot Marske/Saltburn
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
Nova
ION 2 light

Pilot was caught out by increasing winds while coastal soaring and was pushed back despite use of speed bar. Pilot turned inland and was able to land unhurt.

Unhurt
6 Feb 2016 Male 41 Pilot Matalascanas
Spain
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Pilot encountered turbulent, sinking air while flying very close to a cliff. Glider suffered collapse and pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
27 Jan 2016 Male 0 Pilot Ansermanuevo
Colombia
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta 2

Pilot got low on cross country flight and ran out of landing options. Pilot made slope landing to avoid power lines and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

23 Jan 2016 Male 43 CP Bello Horizonte
Colombia
5-10 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Iota

Pilot lost control of glider on launch and was pendulumed back into the hill.

Minor Injuries
21 Jan 2016 Male 51 CP Crete road west
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Speedflyer/Miniwing
Foot
Ozone
Firefly2

Pilot suffered large collapse and was unable to regain control of the glider. Pilot impacted slope heavily.

Minor Injuries
16 Jan 2016 Male 41 CP MamTor
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Airwave
Wave

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while ridge soaring.

Unhurt
13 Jan 2016 Female 56 CP Macher, Lanzarote
Spain
5-10 Km/h
Strong
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bolero 5

Pilot was looking to bottom land when she encountered severe thermic turbulence. Pilot landed heavily from approx 8m.

Seriously Injured
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 13 December 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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