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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
1 Jul 2018 Male 50 CP Basano Del Grappa
Italy
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
BGD
Epic

Pilot landed down wind at speed having changed final approach direction to avoid construction crane.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

30 Jun 2018 Male 55 Loose Bottom
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Airwave
Wave

Student pilot slowed to minimum sink speed on approach as instructed, but failed to flare until after landing. Later conversation with student revealed only 10% vision in one eye. (i.e. poor binocular vision.)

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

30 Jun 2018 Male 43 Pilot Whitewool, Hampshire
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Sprint 3

Pilot spun glider while attempting to dampen a surge caused by coming out of a turn in thermic conditions. Pilot lost control and crashed through trees.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

29 Jun 2018 0 Workshop
United Kingdom


Paraglider


During repack the pilot noticed that the rearmost retailing elastic had been drawn inside the grommet of the middle elastic. This made extraction extremely difficult requiring significant force.

Unhurt
29 Jun 2018 Male 0 Pilot/Coach Wrynose.
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Advance
Iota2

Pilot caught harness on rock while pushing back to the front of the ridge in weak conditions. Glider collapsed causing pilot to fall on to grassy area below. Pilot was then dragged through boulders as glider reinflated.

Minor Injuries
27 Jun 2018 Male 60 CP Treak Cliff
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Moderate
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Unknown

Pilot landed in a tree attempting to avoid power lines having been unable to penetrate in strong conditions.

Unhurt
25 Jun 2018 Male 47 Skiddaw
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Ion 3

Student on final approach to land in field, came in too high in nil wind and put in a hard turn just before landing as was worried he was running out of room. Glider swung towards ground as pilot flared hard, pilots arm hit ground fully outstretched during flair resulting in injury to wrist.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

23 Jun 2018 Male 41 CP Hundred House
United Kingdom

Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while turning into final approach. Pilot landed heavily on one leg.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

23 Jun 2018 Male 37 CP Mount Caburn
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Unknown
Unknown

Pilot crash landed in a deep water ditch sustaining injuries to his legs. Pilot was rescued by other pilots as he was in danger of drowning.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

19 Jun 2018 Male 53 Pilot Montmin
France
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Epsilon 8

Pilot took off and encountered stronger than expected head wind. Pilot was then unable to reach intended landing fields resulting in an unplanned landing. Pilot turned into wind too late and collided with slope.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 August 2018 at 05:45:05 AM

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