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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
16 May 2013 Male 52 CP Puerto Serrano
Spain
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Ozone
Element

Engine:

PAP
Top 80

Student made a good powered launch but had applied too much brake. Student was told to ease off the brakes a little but released them fully while letting off the throttle. Glider dived towards the ground and student impacted hard from 2m.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

22 Sep 2012 Male 44 Pilot Private airfield
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h

Powered PG
Axis
Pluto 2 Power
Fly Products
Kompress

Pilot was running up engine when another glider got sucked into prop.

Unhurt
2 Aug 2012 Male 0 Nr Glasgow
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Cima K2

Engine:

Flat Top
Moster

While flying his paramotor the bar holding the risers on one side fractured at the weld and came away. It was held by a safety strap but the strap was so long the glider entered a turn and then collapsed. The pilot landed on top of the motor but was unhurt.

Unhurt
10 Jun 2012 Male 50 Pilot Kempsey
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Dudek
Nucleon

Engine:

Top 80

Pilot launched glider unaware of an asymmetric collapse. Glider veered towards another glider still on the ground and the engine cages collided. Pilot landed with damage to both power units.

Unhurt
25 May 2012 Male 54 Batchlane Farm
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Dudek
Synthesis

Engine:

Moster
Extreme

Pilot started motor but it went to full revs knocking him over. Pilot was struck by prop.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

16 Apr 2012 Male 43 Pilot Wigginton
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Paramania
Revolution

Engine:

PAP
1250 ROS125

Pilot launched and powered up to 5m when engine cut out. Pilot landed heavily. Air in fuel suspected.

Unhurt
27 Feb 2012 Male 34 None Challow Hill Farm
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Dudek
Synthesis

Engine:

Bulldog
Spirit (Thor)

Pilot did not respond properly to radio commands and came close to landing on parked cars. Student became entangled with a wing laid out in the take off area but managed to land safely.

Unhurt
24 Feb 2012 Male 45 Pilot Darley Moor
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:

Fly Products
Kompress Magic

Student applied too much throttle while practising starting the engine. Engine fell over backwards.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

28 Jan 2012 Male 42 CP Crieff
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Dudek
Reaction

Engine:

Parajet
Cyclone

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paramotor pilot and became entangled. Came down under other pilot's parachute as other failed to deploy.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

28 Jan 2012 Male 35 None Crieff
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

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Powered
Wing:
Dudek
Reaction TST

Engine:

PAP
ROS125

Pilot was involved in a mid-air collision with another paramotor and became entangled. Pilot successfully deployed parachute and both pilots came down under the one chute as other failed to deploy.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 17 June 2018 at 05:45:06 AM

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