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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
27 Apr 2015 Male 62 Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor 3
Gin
Gingo II

Pilot dropped out of thermal while low over trees. Turned away but stabile line caught branch and turned pilot into another tree.

Unhurt
23 Apr 2015 Male 37 Pilot Bo Peep
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta

Pilot loses control of his glider at low level and impacts heavily.

Unhurt
21 Apr 2015 Male 0 CP Mam Tor
United Kingdom


Paraglider


During a pre-flight check, pilot noticed that harness buckle had failed. The spring return on one of the locking clips on the buckle failed, preventing the buckle from fully closing and locking.

Unhurt
21 Apr 2015 Female 0 Latrigg
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Airwave
Wave

Student over flew landing area and on approach flew into a tree.

Unhurt
15 Apr 2015 Male 52 Pilot Rybury
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Omega 8

The pilot tried to 360 in front of the hill and pulled on excessive inside brake to avoid the hill. The inside wing stalled and the glider entered a spin. The glider recovered after a 180 degree turn in the direction of the hill. The pilot was fortunate in that he glanced rather than impacted the hill.

Unhurt
15 Apr 2015 Male 56 Pilot Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Sprint EVO

Pilot was caught out by strengthening wind and was unable to penetrate. Just before touching down, a gust lifted the pilot and dropped him in a bush.

Unhurt
9 Apr 2015 Male 46 Cp Bradwell
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot


Immediately after take-off, when Pilot's full weight came on harness straps, one of the buckles burst open. on inspection it had jammed, giving the impression it was properly connected.

Unhurt
8 Apr 2015 Male 0 Student Tailbridge hill
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
U-Turn
Emotion2

On aborting takeoff, pilot pulled hard on left control causing glider to spin. This swung the pilot towards the ground, unfortunately pilot hit a spikey limestone rock causing puncture to left leg.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

8 Apr 2015 Male 24 Pilot Tinto South
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
ION 2 light

After kiting glider back up the hill, pilot took of and leg strap came undone. Pilot pulled himself up and carried out gentle bottom landing.

Unhurt
8 Apr 2015 Male 24 Pilot Tinto South
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
ION 2 light

Pilot inflated glider with cravat but was unable to prevent take off. Pilot headed away from hill and others but was unable to remove cravat. Pilot was able to bottom land safely.

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

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