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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
5 Nov 2017 Male 53 Pilot N/A
India
0-5 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Epsilon 7

Pilot hit sinking air while on final approach and at 3m agl. Pilot hit boulder.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

4 Nov 2017 Female 29 CP Gothem landing site
India
0-5 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Independence
Geronimo
NA
NA

On approach to landing field the pilot turned right over a wall to 'S' off height. The wing then hit sink whist passing back over the wall on the final approach and collided with the wall, breaking the seat plate in the harness.

Minor Injuries:
Pelvis

27 Oct 2017 Male 47 None Hay bluff
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 3

Student did not complete flare and may have caught foot on uneven ground. Student landed on his feet and ran a few steps.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

15 Oct 2017 Male 48 Pilot Barton On Sea
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Nevada

While ridge soaring in light conditions and on a downwind beat, the pilot struck an outcrop on the top of the cliff.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

14 Oct 2017 Male 28 None Muggery
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Element 2

Student stained thigh while landing normally.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

13 Oct 2017 Male 58 AP Algodonales (Poniente)
Spain
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Mac Para
Eden 6

Pilot was caught out by change in wind direction on launch and was dragged into other pilots.

Unhurt
8 Oct 2017 Male 52 CP Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Sky Paragliders
Anakis 2

Pilot was coming in to slope land, did final turn into wind and noticed reserve had dropped out of pouch and was trailing on ground. Suspects he caught/knocked handle and accidentally pulled pin.

Unhurt
8 Oct 2017 Male 47 Ruddlers North
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Independence
Pioneer

Student on phase 4 of EP training failed to flare on landing resulting in heavy impact.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

8 Oct 2017 Female 46 Pilot Rhossili
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 5

Pilot was involved in mid-air collision while coastal soaring. Both pilots were able to continue flying.

Unhurt
8 Oct 2017 Male 55 AP Croft farm
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Moyes
LS3

Pilot got out of shape on the tow and released from the tow line at about 100 ft agl. Attempted to return to the airstrip but had insufficient height to complete the turn and impacted the ground.

Minor Injuries
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 17 November 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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