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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
17 Apr 2016 Male 47 Pilot Combe gibbet
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
777Gliders
King

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while thermalling and suffered a small asymmetric collapse. Pilot dealt with collapse and landed safely.

Unhurt
17 Apr 2016 Female 32 Pilot Coombe gibbet
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Airdesign
Rise

Pilot took off into busy sky. Pilot noticed another glider close to her left and attempted to turn right but left side of wing contacted other pilot leading to a collapse on the left side of her wing. Pilot recovered and landed safely.

Unhurt
17 Apr 2016 Male 55 Pilot Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Older DHV 1/2 or EN B.
None

Shortly after take-off, glider stalled in turbulence and entered cascade in solving spin and further stall. Pilot eventually regained control and top landed.

Unhurt
17 Apr 2016 Female 35 CP Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Yeti

Pilot caught her foot on uneven ground while ground handling.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17 Apr 2016 Male 56 CP Corn Ridge
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Pilot stalled glider at low level in turbulent, thermic conditions. Pilot impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

17 Apr 2016 Female 53 AP Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor 4

During BCC competition pilot flew low over take-off area. Another pilot inflated glider immediately below flying pilot without looking. Airborne pilot shouted and launching pilot pulled wing back down.

Unhurt
17 Apr 2016 Male 56 EP under training Sopot
Bulgaria
0-5 Km/h
Calm

Paraglider
Foot
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Adam

Student fell over on to side due to line over wingtip causing glider to go off to one side.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

2 Apr 2016 Male 54 CP Beachhead
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Bright

Pilot twisted his foot on touchdown during normal landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

31 Mar 2016 Male 51 Pilot Lackhampton
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
UP
Trango XC2

Pilot infringed airspace due to incorrect set-up of Kobo navigation device.

Unhurt
25 Mar 2016 Female 35 Muggary Bottom
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Atom 3

The student was doing exercise 13, maintaining course and airspeed, she was no more than 4 meters off of the ground the whole flight, she turned cross wind while on her final glide, didn't flare and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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