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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
26 Mar 2018 Male 54 Pilot Whitesheet
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Triple Seven
Queen 2

Soon after takeoff glider suffered a full frontal collapse followed by an asymmetric collapse. Glider dived to recover but too low. Pilot struck slope on his back.

Minor Injuries
25 Mar 2018 Male 27 CP Monksdown
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
BGD
Cure

Pilot deliberately stalled glider but was unable to control the recovery. The glider diver 135 degrees and pilot fell past. Pilot deployed parachute and landed moments after it had inflated.

Unhurt
21 Mar 2018 Male 59 Pilot Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Carrera+

Pilot made course correction when pilot in front turned sharper than he expected while ridge soaring in busy conditions. This corrected path resulted in a midair collision with another paraglider who was passing below. Both pilots landed safely.

Unhurt
21 Mar 2018 Male 57 Pilot Dunstable
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Iota

Pilot flew into an area with limited options hoping to find lift. Found none and landed in bush.

Unhurt
20 Mar 2018 Male 50 Pilot Llangollen
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Mac Para
Icon

Pilot experienced turbulence when returning to the ridge to top land. Glider suffered frontal collapse, which recovered but had turned the pilot towards the hill with little height. Glider then suffered another full collapse and the pilot crashed into pine forrest. Pilot was rescued by Mountain Rescue.

Unhurt
16 Mar 2018 Male 65 Pilot Warren
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Chili 3

Pilot encountered turbulence while making an approach to top land on clifftop site.

Minor Injuries
13 Mar 2018 Male 58 AP Bradwell
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Sigma 10

Pilot spun glider while thermalling. Glider stayed in deep stall possibly due to incorrect pilot input.

Minor Injuries
13 Mar 2018 Male 62 CP Freathy
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Epsilon 5

Pilot crash landed on rocks having got low while coastal soaring. Pilot hoped to find lift where he had found it previously on the flight but did not.

Unhurt
26 Feb 2018 Male 51 Rabou France
France
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Sky Paragliders
Atis 2

After a successful flight and landing the student was walking backwards as the wing was pulled by the wind as it fell behind him. He turned quickly to control the wing but twisted his knee whilst doing the turn. He fell over and was dragged 2 meters over snow before he regained control on the wing.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

18 Feb 2018 Male 0 Pilot Beachy Head
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Sky

Pilot was scratching low on sea cliffs when an asymmetric collapse caused pilot to drop onto the rocks. Pilot was rescued by coastguard.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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