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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
8 Jun 2014 Male 41 AP-pg-hill Crete Road West
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot


Pilot took off at site that had temporary restriction due to an air display. Pilot landed and checked notams, realised error and packed up.

Unhurt
7 Jun 2014 Male 60 Pilot Gemona
Italy
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Very Strong Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
UP
Trango XC2

Pilot suffered a frontal collapse that resulted in twisted risers while flying leeside in a competition. Pilot deployed parachute and landed safely on the mountain. He was led off the mountain by mountain rescue.

Unhurt
7 Jun 2014 Male 60 P Hill Gemona Italy
Italy
0-5 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta

During competition task the pilot was forced to slope land on an inaccessible area on a mountain. Helicopter was called and pilot was safely extracted.

Unhurt
6 Jun 2014 Male 38 Competition Gemona italy
Italy
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Icepeak 7 pro

Pilot suffered 50% + asymmetric collapse at low level. Collapse resulted in uncontrolled spiral so pilot deployed his emergency parachute. Pilot landed in a tree uninjured.

Unhurt
4 Jun 2014 Male 57 Adanced Pilot Gemona italy
Italy
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot


Pilot was scratching low over a village in a competition and ran out of landing options. Pilot landed heavily in a garden but was unhurt.

Unhurt
1 Jun 2014 Male 56 Pilot Worcestershire Beacon Malvern
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Axis
Vega II

Pilot hit sink on approach to landing field but did not leave enough height. Glider hit an unused telephone cable that the pilot had not noticed as the poles were hidden by trees. Glider slid down over wires and pilot landed heavily on his back.

Minor Injuries
31 May 2014 Male 41 CP Tow Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 4

The pilot had been ridge soaring for about 25 mins. Instructor had briefed for soaring with the possibility of top landing if all was well. Pilot was instructed to gain more height before attempting to top land but then had 50% asymmetric collapse. Glider turned sharply and dived and pilot hit hill.

Seriously Injured
31 May 2014 Male 46 Pilot Mersea Island
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h

Powered PG
Foot
Paramania
GTX
Bailey
Top80

Pilot lost control of glider during launch in light and variable conditions and crashed into a parked car.

Minor Injuries
26 May 2014 Male 60 Pilot Buckstones Edge
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nivuik
Hook

The pilot was losing height and scratching for lift close in to the hill below the level of the road between the main site and Buckstones House. He was lifted suddenly, at which point his glider collapsed on the side nearest the road (this pilot's right side), seemingly in rotor. He was pulled across the road and impacted the slope on the far side.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

25 May 2014 Male 56 Pilot Compton Whites, IOW
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor 2

Pilot attempted a slope landing as the lift was less than expected. A gust led to a harder than anticipated landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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