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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
31 Aug 2014 Female 37 CP Bossington
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz Z4

Pilot noticed conditions were changing so elected to top land. Severe turbulence encountered on approach causing large asymmetric collapse. Pilot impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured
31 Aug 2014 Male 42 Pilot United Kingdom 5-10 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Avax XC 3

On turning to face his glider after landing a line became caught in the screw mechanism that holds the visor. Pilot discovered that the screw was a little slack but could still catch a line even after tightening as the mechanism and helmet are not flush.

Unhurt
31 Aug 2014 Male 47 AP Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Avax XC2

Pilot spun glider at low level attempting to turn in a thermal. Pilot tried to throw parachute but violent surge prevented this. As the glider dived towards the ground it reinflated and became caught on a branch high in a tree. This resulted in the pilot skimming the ground and suffering only minor bruising.

Unhurt
25 Aug 2014 Male 44 AP Ager
Spain
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Icepeak7 pro

Competition pilot got low after reaching turn point on leeside of ridge. Pilot could not regain height and was forced to land on hard, steep ground.

Minor Injuries:
Thorax

24 Aug 2014 Male 52 CP Marcle Hill
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 5

Pilot encountered unexpected lift while heading for bottom landing. Pilot attempted 360 degree turn to avoid area of known rotor but impacted hill before completing the turn. Pilot impacted 'feet up' on his airbag.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

24 Aug 2014 Male 29 EP Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
ION 2

Student top landed but let paraglider drift cross-wind.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

23 Aug 2014 Male 47 Pilot Westbury
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate

Paraglider
Foot
Aircross
UCross

Pilot lost control of his glider immediately after launch in shifting, thermic conditions. Glider turned into the hillside.

Minor Injuries
23 Aug 2014 Male 48 AP Liddington
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta 2

Pilot attempted to 360 in a small thermal having just taken off. pilot misjudged distance to hill and collided with hillside at speed before completing the turn.

Minor Injuries
20 Aug 2014 Female 43 Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Element 2

Student was ground handling with paraglider. Student inflated glider but it came up off-centre. Student moved under glider but stumbled and fell over, knocking her head.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

20 Aug 2014 Male 43 AP, SAEI Firle
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Magnum 2
None

Having had short and uneventful tandem flight the passenger walked back to the top of the hill and complained of feeling feint. Was subsequently found to be fine after hospital visit.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Minor Injuries
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 25 April 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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