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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
7 Sep 2016 Male 26 CP Bishop hill
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor 3

Pilot attempted to land on a school football pitch overshooting the landing area, which resulted in the glider getting caught by a telephone line and the pilot having a hard landing on tarmac.

Unhurt
1 Sep 2016 Male 33 Pilot Butser West
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Trekking
Senso Sport

Pilot hit sink while flying low over trees. Pilot landed in the trees.

Unhurt
1 Sep 2016 Male 44 CP Stubbington
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 5

Pilot landed but was then dragged in strong wind. Glider caught on fence and caused some minor damage.

Unhurt
29 Aug 2016 Male 55 CP Curium
Cyprus
25-30 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Unknown

Paraglider collapsed whilst ridge soaring on a coastal site, causing the pilot to fall 15-20m impacting heavily on hillside.

Seriously Injured
26 Aug 2016 Female 0 Gribbles Ridge
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Atom 3

Student stumbled during practice take-off run and twisted her elbow.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

24 Aug 2016 Male 46 Muggary Bottom
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Element 2

Student overflew landing area and flew into barbwire fence.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

24 Aug 2016 Male 61 Pilot Homestead Farm
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Powered HG
Powered
Wing:
Wills Wing
Eagle

Engine:

Flylight
Doodlebug

Pilot took off and motor sounded rough. Pilot carried on but had trouble gaining height. Pilot found himself with few landing opportunities and was forced to land in a field, narrowly missing power lines. Pilot had not flown in 3 years.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17 Aug 2016 Male 46 Swanborough
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Atom

Student did not flare on slope landing and landed with feet out front.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

15 Aug 2016 Male 37 Warren Barn Farm
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
UP
Ascent 3

Student lost balance on launch and fell over.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

15 Aug 2016 Male 62 Pilot hg Mendlesham
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Very Strong
Strong Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Aeros
Discus



Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 28 April 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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