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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
10 Jul 2018 Female 0 CP Pontlottyn
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Unknown

Pilot appeared to enter spiral dive while attempting to thermal. Glider then suffered an asymmetric collapse and pilot crashed onto the hillside.

Seriously Injured
10 Jul 2018 Male 39 N/A Hay Bluff (NE)
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 5
N/A

Student allowed glider to go off to one side while attempting a reverse launch. Student was pulled to the side and stepped awkwardly on a tussock damaging his ankle.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

9 Jul 2018 Male 45 CP Hay Bluff
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 6

Pilot misjudged distance from the ridge and failed to turn away resulting in pilot colliding with the ridge.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

7 Jul 2018 Male 69 Student Mount Caburn Airworks training field
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Airwave
Wave

Glider went offline to the left while student was practising forward launches. Student was pulled over onto left side causing damage to shoulder.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

6 Jul 2018 Male 61 Darley Moor Airfield
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Ozone
Atom3

Day one student on third flight failed to keep legs down and did not flare on landing.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

2 Jul 2018 Male 58 Pilot Laragne
France
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Mac Para
Eden 6

Pilot accidentally flew leeside was was blown over village in turbulent air. Pilot landed hard and fast.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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

1 Jul 2018 Male 55 CP Paradiso
Italy
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
BGD
Epic

Pilot misjudged approach and turned downwind landing at speed into trees.

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

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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