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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
21 Oct 2016 Male 59 AP Villebois Lavallette
France


Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Koch
Winch

During a routine inspection of the weak link components of a twin drum Koch winch it was found that the aluminium cases that house the aluminium weak links had their ends burred over such that the link would not slide out of the housing. This rendered the weak link inoperative and the force required to break it would have been considerably more than the certified intended force.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
19 Oct 2016 Male 60 CP Devils dyke
United Kingdom


Flexwing Hang Glider
Seedwings
Space

Pilot was struggling to attach nose wires. It transpired that the glider had been in a minor crash on landing and the replaced uprights were too long. The uprights were subsequently changed.

Unhurt
15 Oct 2016 Male 49 Pilot Milk Hill
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Wills Wing
T2C

Pilot was flying slowly to maximise lift causing the wing to stall when turning into approach base leg. Glider landed heavily.

Unhurt
14 Oct 2016 Male 48 Pilot 360
India
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Tala

Pilot suffered an asymmetric collapse at low level while thermalling. Pilot was unable to regain control of the glider and deployed his emergency parachute. Parachute had insufficient height to deploy fully and pilot impacted rocks.

Fatal:
Head Injuries

10 Oct 2016 Male 40 Pilot Herne Bay
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz 4
None
None

While coastal soaring the pilot was blown back into rotor turbulence by strengthening wind.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

10 Oct 2016 Male 54 Pilot United Kingdom 15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Ozone
Roadster 2

Engine:

Air Conception
Ultra 130

Paramotor pilot posted Airprox having had an encounter with a biplane that appeared to be involved in a display with two balloons. Pilot did not realise the biplane was a full sized manned aircraft, having initially thought it was a drone.

Unhurt
9 Oct 2016 Male 38 CP Mundsley
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 2

Pilot was caught out by strengthening winds and was blown back into a village. While being blown back, pilot pushed off house chimney to avoid standing on roof before crashing through a telephone line and landing in conifers.

Unhurt
3 Oct 2016 Male 18 Pilot Rated United Kingdom 0-5 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Paramania
GTS

Engine:

ParaJet
Zenith

Pilot lost control shortly after launch when he discovered a control line was wrapped around one riser. Pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

2 Oct 2016 Male 55 CP Turkey

Paraglider


During routine kit inspection before start of SIV, reserve deployment failure identified. Damage to harness had most likely happened during accident the previous year. Reserve retaining flap had ripped and reserve had fallen through the hole making deployment impossible. Reserve set up and internal parts of the harness had not been inspected since the accident.

Unhurt
2 Oct 2016 Male 51 CP Cow Close Fell
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Tattoo

Pilot spun glider while soaring in weak conditions. Pilot crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 20 October 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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