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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
25 May 2012 Male 37 The String
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

Student used excessive brake on reverse launch and was lifted off his feet. Student swung round and was dragged.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

22 May 2012 0 Pilot Rhos Dirion
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Bi Golden 2

Pilot misjudged wind on approach to top landing and landed heavily crosswind.

Pilot
Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

21 May 2012 Male 0 Pilot Merthyr
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Bi-Beta

In a rush to get launched in decreasing winds the pilot failed to clip himself onto the tandem glider. Pilot held on to spreaders until landing. Never more than 2 - 3m off the ground.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
12 May 2012 Male 34 Firle
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bolero 3

Student landed cross wind with leg outstretched.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

8 May 2012 Male 21 Hack
Germany
15-20 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Independence
Cruiser

Glider launched asymmetrically pulling student to one side. Student tripped and fell attempting to get under canopy.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

3 May 2012 Male 68 Soldeu
Andorra
0-5 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Paratech
P11 Light

Pilot was not concentrating and misjudged landing approach hitting wall with leg.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

15 Apr 2012 Male 49 Pilot Tinto
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Chili

Pilot had midair collision with another paraglider and suffered an asymmetric collapse. Pilot had difficulty deploying emergency parachute and later found it had become entangled with the line holding his vario.

Unhurt
15 Apr 2012 Male 56 Pilot Codden
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Artik 2

Pilot lost control in thermic and gusty conditions.

Seriously Injured
15 Apr 2012 Male 35 CP Corn Du
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta

Pilot over braked glider when in accelerated air flow and glider collapsed. On reinflation the glider had a cravat which the pilot pumped out. The glider then stalled and the pilot crashed before he could deploy his parachute.

Minor Injuries:
Thorax

14 Apr 2012 Female 51 Pilot Torr Head
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Axis
Comet

Pilot landed going backwards in strong winds and attempted to pull A risers to collapse the glider. Glider reinflated and dragged pilot.

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

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