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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
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
12 Jul 2016 Male 52 CP Tailbridge, Cumbria
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 3

A pilot flying on a site he had flown on numerous previous occasions encountered unexpected sinking air when making a top landing in a north westerly wind, and impacted the ground hard, causing injury.

Seriously Injured
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

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 27 April 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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