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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
2 Jun 2017 Male 46 Pilot Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 4

Pilot was caught in leeside turbulence having misjudged the wind direction. Pilot crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

31 May 2017 Male 47 CP Mount Caburn
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 5

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider shortly after launch.

Unhurt
28 May 2017 Male 40 CP Mauld
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Sol Sports
Atmus

On launching from heather pilot had collapse causing the glider to turn back into the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

26 May 2017 Male 47 AP Savoie
France


Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Enzo 3

Pilot lost control of glider while on competition task.

Seriously Injured:
Internal Injuries

25 May 2017 Male 52 Pilot Rushup Edge
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Sky Paragliders

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse shortly after take-off and lost control of his glider. Pilot struck the slope heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

25 May 2017 Male 37 CP Tan Hill, Wiltshire
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz 4

Pilot became boxed in while ridge soaring in breezy conditions. Wing tips touched with other glider but all landed safely.

Unhurt
25 May 2017 Male 38 Pilot Meall a Bhuachaille
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Alpina 2

Pilot twisted leg while doing fast slope landing causing spiral fracture to leg.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

25 May 2017 Male 43 CP Corndon hill
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Koyot3

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while ridge soaring and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

25 May 2017 Male 52 Pilot Rushup
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Sky Paragliders
Argos

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level while thermalling. Pilot impacted slope heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Thoracic Spine

25 May 2017 Male 63 Pilot Rufforth Gliding Club
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Powered PG
PARAMANIA
Gtx
Bailey
Hornet

Pilot stalled at low level having encountered sinking air. Pilot defended vertically and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 20 September 2017 at 04:30:34 AM

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