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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
9 Jun 2020 Male 41 None Mount Caburn
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo

Student performing "first hop" flights landed hard on two occasions and sustained injury.

Seriously Injured
9 Jun 2020 Male 68 Pilot Bo Peep
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Phi
Maestro

The pilot attempted a 360 degree turn in a thermal and misjudged his height and proximity to the hill, leading to an impact with the hillside.

Minor Injuries:
Cervical Spine

8 Jun 2020 Male 31 Club Pilot Butser North
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Vivo
Air Design

The pilot flew out of the lift band, found himself losing height and elected to perform a slope landing. He landed heavily and fell over, sustaining injury.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

2 Jun 2020 Male 67 Advanced Pilot Pendle Hill
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Very Strong
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Sigma 10

The pilot experienced a large asymmetric collapse in thermic conditions and lost control of his wing, leading to an impact with the ground.

Minor Injuries:
Cervical Spine

2 Jun 2020 Male 42 CP Bratton Camp
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Triple Seven
Knight

The pilot misjudged his landing approach. In an attempt to avoid overshooting he reduced his airspeed and undertook low S turns, leading to a heavy landing.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

2 Jun 2020 Male 46 CP Leckhampton
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 5

The pilot was seen to attempt a top landing in gusty thermic conditions. The wing was seen to suffer asymmetric collapses at low level that led to the pilot impacting the hill.

Seriously Injured
1 Jun 2020 Male 0 Blaenavon
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Strong
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot


A launch assistant inadvertently deployed the emergency parachute during a tandem launch. The launch was aborted with the aid of a bystander who helped to secure the wing and emergency parachute.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
27 May 2020 Male 61 Pilot High & Over
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Unknown

The wind direction changed during top landing approach. The pilot impacted hard and collided with a fence.

Minor Injuries
27 May 2020 Male 61 CP Mam Tor
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Arktik



Unhurt
27 May 2020 Male 47 Pilot Leckhampton
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor 4

Pilot attempting slope landing in light conditions landed at high ground speed and sustained injury.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 11 July 2020 at 05:45:10 AM

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