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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
12 Jul 2016 Male 49 Pilot Paluknys tow field
Lithuania
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Skywalk
Mescal 3

Pilot was under tow is slight crosswind. While applying corrective control the tension increased causing the glider to stall and rotate. Glider dived towards the ground, still under tension. Eventually tension was released and the glider regained near level flight. Pilot landed heavily. No weak link in system.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

10 Jul 2016 Male 44 CP Chabre
France
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Swift 4

The pilot left the turn into wind late and landed approx 8m from a main road and parallel to it. Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on finals. Turbulence from passing traffic could have been a contributing factor.

Seriously Injured
6 Jul 2016 Male 44 Pilot Frocester
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mantra M4

The pilot was flying in light thermic conditions and encountered sinking air over an area of trees. The pilot collided with a tree and escaped unhurt as he was restrained from hitting the ground by the wing coming to rest in the tree.

Unhurt
3 Jul 2016 Male 64 CP Grand Bornand
France
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Tequila 2

Pilot underestimated strength of valley wind and left turn in to final approach too late. Pilot collided with house roof.

Pilot
Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
:
Feet, Legs

3 Jul 2016 Male 54 Pilot Fort st Vincent (landing field)
France
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz Z4

Glider spun and dumped pilot on his back as he attempted to land in a small clearing in forest in thermic conditions.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

30 Jun 2016 Female 65 CP Mont Chouvé
France
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Not known

An eyewitness reported the pilot experienced an asymmetric deflation during the take off run, in light thermic conditions. The pilot was seen to fall sideways onto a rock and sustained an injury.

Seriously Injured
30 Jun 2016 Female 66 CP Mont Chouve
France
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone

Pilot had asymmetric collapse on inflating glider. Pilot was then pulled sideways before tripping and landing on a rock.

Seriously Injured:
Thorax

27 Jun 2016 Male 45 Pilot Power Colleymore Farm
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Dudek
Hadron XX

Engine:

Macfly
250

Whilst making a powered paraglider flight in a competition, the pilot inadvertently stalled the wing when applying power during a low level pass, causing the pilot to impact on his back, sustaining damage to the power unit.

Unhurt
20 Jun 2016 Male 40 Pilot Merthyr Tydfil
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Speedflyer/Miniwing
Foot
Swing
Savage

Pilot made poor approach and was forced to take avoiding action to miss obstacles, resulting in a downwind landing in bracken.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

18 Jun 2016 Male 42 Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz

Pilot lost control of glider at low level and impacted heavily sustaining fatal injuries.

Fatal
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 24 March 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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