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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
31 May 2017 Male 47 CP Mount Caburn
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 5

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider shortly after launch.

Unhurt
28 May 2017 Male 40 CP Mauld
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Sol Sports
Atmus

On launching from heather pilot had collapse causing the glider to turn back into the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

26 May 2017 Male 47 AP Savoie
France


Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Enzo 3

Pilot lost control of glider while on competition task.

Seriously Injured:
Internal Injuries

25 May 2017 Male 52 Pilot Rushup
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Sky Paragliders
Argos

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level while thermalling. Pilot impacted slope heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Thoracic Spine

25 May 2017 Male 43 CP Corndon hill
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Koyot3

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while ridge soaring and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

25 May 2017 Male 38 Pilot Meall a Bhuachaille
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Alpina 2

Pilot twisted leg while doing fast slope landing causing spiral fracture to leg.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

25 May 2017 Male 37 CP Tan Hill, Wiltshire
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz 4

Pilot became boxed in while ridge soaring in breezy conditions. Wing tips touched with other glider but all landed safely.

Unhurt
25 May 2017 Male 52 Pilot Rushup Edge
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Sky Paragliders

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse shortly after take-off and lost control of his glider. Pilot struck the slope heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

23 May 2017 Male 66 Pilot Llangollen
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Aspen 4

Pilot decided to top land in conditions where the wind was switching around causing occasional turbulence. Pilot suffered low level asymmetric collapse and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

21 May 2017 Male 65 Pilot Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Chili 3

Knot attaching the control handle to the brake line became detached during inflation. Pilot fell while trying to control wing as it was blown across the slope. Glider had recently been serviced and the control lines adjusted.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2018 at 05:45:05 AM

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