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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
24 Jun 2014 Female 36 P Plan Fait
France
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Safari

Tandem pilot landed downwind as wind switched while on landing approach. Glider suffered 75% asymmetric collapse at approx 5m due to turbulence from switched wind direction.

Pilot
Minor Injuries

Passenger
Minor Injuries
24 Jun 2014 Male 53 Pilot South of Devils Dyke
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Apco
Fiesta 2
None

Glider stalled from approx 1.5m while pilot was being tow launched. Pilot notice glider was offline and applied some brake to bring the glider into line with the towline. It stalled though the pilot suspects it may already have begun to stall before he made the brake input.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

23 Jun 2014 Male 57 Muggery
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Element

Pilot did not get legs down while attempting a slope landing. Leg became caught under harness on landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

22 Jun 2014 Male 0 Barton on Sea
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot


Pilot was scratching too close to the cliff and impacted it, luckily there was a ledge there that he managed to stand on and he was helped back on to the top.

Unhurt
21 Jun 2014 Male 48 Cp Selsley common
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Airwave
Sport 4

While reverse launching for second flight the pilot heard crack as wing passed through 75 degrees. He aborted launch and packed up to find carbon seat plate was delaminated and cracked from port side two thirds back to starboard side rear corner. Small hole from manufacture appears to be star/end of delamination.

Unhurt
19 Jun 2014 Male 26 Cp Hay Bluff
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta 1

Pilot took off with twisted risers having walked down the slope due to strong winds at the take off area. Pilot lost control on launch and struck glancing blow on top of hill. Pilot was able to carry on flying and made successful bottom landing. Was driven to hospital where extent of injuries became apparent.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

19 Jun 2014 Male 38 Pilot Hundred House
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Sigma 8

Pilot carried out pre-flight checks including lookout then attempted to launch his wing. The launch failed and the pilot prepared again. This time he forgot to check the airspace was clear before launching. As his glider rose up it impacted the harness of a pilot flying overhead. Luckily they did not tangle and the airborne pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
15 Jun 2014 Male 41 Pilot Moel Elio
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate

Paraglider
Foot
Freex
Vaxin

Pilot encountered sink on approach to land. He landed faster than expected going sideways. Landed heavily on shoulder.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14 Jun 2014 Male 53 Tandem Fleetwith Pike
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Airwave
Scenic 2

During a forward launch in light wind conditions the passenger stumbled. The pilot encouraged the passenger to continue but the glider sustained a 50% asymmetric collapse. This caused the pilot to lose control and both pilot and passenger rolled down the hill onto rocks.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

12 Jun 2014 Male 29 CP Parlick - West Bowl
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Acro wing

Pilot lost control of his wing attempting to carry out acrobatic manoeuvres close to the hill and at low altitude. Failed SAT resulted in a cascade and the pilot crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 24 April 2017 at 04:30:10 AM

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