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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
24 Oct 2018 Male 54 AP Hay Bluff NW
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 6

While soaring in "top-end" wind conditions the pilot discovered he had routed his two buckle harness and leg straps through his speed bar foot loop. This rendered the speed system inoperable.

Unhurt
24 Oct 2018 Male 0 Hay Bluff
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 5

During reverse ground handling training, the student pilot released the brakes during the "wall building" stage. The glider then inflated right wing tip first and quickly rose up and to the student's right hand side, pulling him onto his side.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

20 Oct 2018 Male 50 Club Pilot NHGPC
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Swing
Arcus

Pilot spun glider having taken a wrap and induced a turn. Glider then entered cascade, which was not controlled by the pilot. Pilot deployed parachute but at too low an altitude for it to be effective.

Unhurt
18 Oct 2018 Male 43 Col de la Forclaz
France
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
ICARO
Cyber 4

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider pilot while thermalling. Other pilot was flying soaring beats. Both pilots landed in trees in front of take-off uninjured.

Minor Injuries
5 Oct 2018 Male 62 Pilot Lavante launch
Spain
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Hook 3

Pilot reverse launched successfully but was then lifted by a gust and pushed back over launch. Pilot collided with a rigged hang glider.

Unhurt
3 Oct 2018 Male 48 CP Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz Z5

Pilot launched but was unable to penetrate into wind. Pilot landed but stumbled and was dragged into a bench at the top of the hill.

Minor Injuries
30 Sep 2018 Male 36 CP Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Unknown

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider. Pilot's wing collapsed and he landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
29 Sep 2018 Male 43 CP High & Over
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz 4

Pilot crashed in rotor turbulence behind the ridge.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

25 Sep 2018 Male 65 Longstone Edge
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Macpara
Muse 1

Student tripped while running after a forward launch.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

25 Sep 2018 Male 67 CP Beer Head
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Ion4

In decreasing winds the pilot lost too much height to top land resulting in a downwind slope landing. Pilot attempted to run off speed but stumbled.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 14 November 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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