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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
30 Jul 2016 Male 53 CP Moel Famau
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor4

Pilot collided with (unspecified) obstacle while on final approach.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

30 Jul 2016 Male 49 Pilot Plaine Joux
France
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Sigma 8

Pilot was caught out by deteriorating weather and was forced to land on hard ground in lee of ridge and trees. Pilot landed heavily in PLF position.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

23 Jul 2016 Male 40 Pilot Rybury
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Sigma 8

Immediately after taking off the pilot put his feet into his pod and one of the pod support strings snapped. Pilot top landed and made repair.

Unhurt
23 Jul 2016 Male 53 CP Eype
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Firebird
Ignition

Pilot took off without adequate pre-flight check and took off in front of approaching pilot.

Unhurt
22 Jul 2016 Male 64 CP Branscombe
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Unknown

Pilot applied excessive control on final approach to top landing. Glider stalled at approx 6m and pilot landed heavily.

Unhurt
19 Jul 2016 Male 49 High and Over
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 5

Student had been briefed for soaring and slope landing. After take-off, he turned right then weight shifted hard right and steered towards the hill. He was instructed to turn out from the hill (over the radio), but continued to fly towards the hill and connected, putting his hand out to stop himself.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

18 Jul 2016 Female 33 Walworth Road Recreation Ground
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Paramania
Revolution3

Engine:


Paramotor pilots were training in a NOTAM'd area and were thermalling with engines off. Military C130 passed between two pilots, apparently having not seen them. Pilots landed safely.

Unhurt
18 Jul 2016 Male 62 Pilot La Lastra
Spain
25-30 Km/h
Moderate
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 4

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at 60m while attempting to land in gusty, strong wind conditions. Pilot was blown back and landed between trees.

Minor Injuries
17 Jul 2016 Male 62 Pilot Manteigas
Portugal
15-20 Km/h
Strong
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Iota

Pilot failed to carry out adequate pre-flight-check and launched with tangled lines. Glider turned quickly to right and pilot struck head on rocks and tree.

Unhurt
16 Jul 2016 Male 60 CP Ringstead
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h

Rigid Hang Glider
Foot
AIR
ATOS

Wind dropped on launch causing glider to drop in to long grass, which caught on base bar. Glider nosed in.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 29 March 2017 at 04:30:07 AM

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