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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
29 Aug 2016 Male 55 CP Curium
Cyprus
25-30 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Unknown

Paraglider collapsed whilst ridge soaring on a coastal site, causing the pilot to fall 15-20m impacting heavily on hillside.

Seriously Injured
26 Aug 2016 Female 0 Gribbles Ridge
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Atom 3

Student stumbled during practice take-off run and twisted her elbow.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

24 Aug 2016 Male 46 Muggary Bottom
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Element 2

Student overflew landing area and flew into barbwire fence.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17 Aug 2016 Male 46 Swanborough
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Atom

Student did not flare on slope landing and landed with feet out front.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

15 Aug 2016 Male 37 Warren Barn Farm
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
UP
Ascent 3

Student lost balance on launch and fell over.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14 Aug 2016 Male 36 Moel Elio
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Swing
Discus

Student sprained ankle on take off run.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

9 Aug 2016 Male 38 Pilot Liddington Castle
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Strong
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Air Design
Volt 2

Pilot suffered large deflation while on bar and at altitude while on XC. Glider entered cascade and despite 4 attempts to stall out, pilot ended up with large cravat. Pilot opted to deploy parachute as he could not guarantee being able to land safely. Parachute deployed but downplayed with glider. Pilot landed in trees uninjured.

Unhurt
6 Aug 2016 Male 43 CP Rybury
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Epsilon 6

Pilot sustained asymmetric collapse while ridge soaring in strong, gusty and thermic conditions. Pilot could not regain control of the glider before impacting heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

6 Aug 2016 Male 54 Pilot Newgale
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Apco
Game 42

Tandem passenger tripped during launch twisting fingers.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

30 Jul 2016 Male 53 CP Moel Famau
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor4

Pilot collided with (unspecified) obstacle while on final approach.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 15 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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