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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
17 Jun 2017 Male 37 Pilot Merthyr
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor 4

Pilot noticed clip on harness chest buckle was not right as 'release button' had gone inside the buckle. Pilot adjusted the buckle but was able to pull buckle open with minimal force.

Unhurt
17 Jun 2017 Male 53 CP Rhossili
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Ibex 3

Pilot flew into hill and landed in gorse bush.

Minor Injuries
16 Jun 2017 Male 37 Pilot Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Artik 4

On launching pilot was caught out by a gust. Pilot was blown back into the car park and collided with a parked car.

Unhurt
16 Jun 2017 Male 42 Pilot Sandymouth bay
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Sigma 9

Pilot was caught out by switching light winds while attempting a coastal ridge run. Pilot was forced to land in small cove having got too low to land anywhere else.

Unhurt
16 Jun 2017 Male 55 Pilot Dunstable
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta 2

Pilot failed to asses fluctuating wind direction while making landing approach and flew through rotor turbulence. Glider suffered asymmetric collapse and pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Internal Injuries

16 Jun 2017 Male 55 Pilot Butser hill west
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Trekking
Senso

Pilot was blown back over launch in breezy conditions and suffered a frontal collapse when trying to push forwards. Glider entered spiral and pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

14 Jun 2017 Male 52 Pilot Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Carrera

Pilot was ground handling when airborne pilot flew into his wing. Pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

14 Jun 2017 Male 32 CP Mere, Rifle Range
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Sky Paragliders
Fides 2

Pilot lost control of glider while inflating glider in breezy conditions. Pilot was pulled back towards fence but was able to step over. Parachute deployment handle got caught on the fence, pulling it from it's container.

Unhurt
13 Jun 2017 Male 50 Bedlinog
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 5
Gin
Basis

Student failed to flare properly and landed in a seated position.

Minor Injuries
6 Jun 2017 Male 62 Pilot (Hill) Sopot
Bulgaria
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
EPSILON 8

Pilot lost control of glider on launch and impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 13 December 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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