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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.

If a "formal investigation" has been undertaken into one of the incidents listed below, a link to the relevant formal report will be displayed below the incident date.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
9 Nov 2014 Male 54 AP Ringstead
United Kingdom


Rigid Hang Glider
Foot
AIR
Atos vr

Pre-flight check revealed the outer sheath of the slider on the harness had worn away, and broken away, leaving just the inner cords exposed and supporting the hanging of the harness.

Unhurt
7 Nov 2014 Male 50 Legzira bowl
Morocco
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz Z 2

Having carried out a perfect flight, the student made non-briefed, low turn on final approach in order to land "closer to the spot". Student crashed into parked car.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

29 Oct 2014 Male 39 Bir/ Billing Himachal Pradesh
India
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 4

Pilot chose an adequate landing field but failed to see power lines on the upwind edge, turned sharply to avoid flying into the power lines and landed heavily on a turn without performing a PLF.

Seriously Injured
28 Oct 2014 49 Pilot Famara
Spain


Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Aeros
Discuc c

While holding the front wires under tension during a pre-flight check, the pilot noticed the rear wire snap at the end of the swage coming out of the keel. The pilot suspects that where the wire comes through the keel there is not enough clearance and no protection for the single wire coming out. While the glider is parked and the wind moves the glider it has slowly cut through the wire.

Unhurt
16 Oct 2014 Male 55 CPC Poniente - Algodonales
Spain
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 4

Pilot had mid-air collision while attempting to turn in a thermal, close to the ridge. Both pilots deployed parachutes and landed unhurt. Video evidence shows both pilots had ample time to take avoiding action.

Unhurt
16 Oct 2014 Male 58 El Bosque
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 4

Student collided with a tree shortly after take off.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

5 Oct 2014 Male 0 Milk Hill (White Horse)
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm

Paraglider
Foot


Unidentified pilot appeared to stall glider on final approach and landed heavily on his back.

Minor Injuries:
Thoracic Spine

5 Oct 2014 Male 55 Pilot Knitson Hill
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mantra 4

Pilot encountered turbulence while trying to manage a low save. The glider suffered an asymmetric collapse on one tip then the other. As the glider recovered the pilot pendulumed under the glider and impacted the ridge.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

3 Oct 2014 Male 0 SE landing of Lijar
Spain
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Engine:

Parajet
Zenith

Student lifted leg too early while attempting second powered flight. Prop broke and pilot did not back off power as instructed and was pushed over.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

2 Oct 2014 Male 46 AP Rushup Edge
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Omega 8

Pilot was continually 'buzzed' by a quadcopter. Pilot suspects the quad was being flown remotely without line of sight using goggles. After coming very close on a couple of accessions the pilot landed, concerned of the risk of collision. The drone pilot could not be identified.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 24 March 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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