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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.

If a "formal investigation" has been undertaken into one of the incidents listed below, a link to the relevant formal report will be displayed below the incident date.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
16 Sep 2018 Male 58 Pilot Algodonales south east
Spain
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
UP
Ascent 3

Attempting to avoid imminent rain, pilot opted to land upwind of the landing field. Pilot suspects he stalled the wing on approach but has not memory of the events.

Minor Injuries:
Pelvis

13 Sep 2018 Male 59 Pilot Rybury
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Aspen 4

Pilot suffered small asymmetric collapse having passed behind another paraglider. Collapse was over-controlled and glider entered a spin. Pilot was swung into the hill and was then dragged. The wind had gone off the slope and was gusting.

Seriously Injured
13 Sep 2018 Male 68 EP Swyre Hill
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo5

In focussing on getting his legs down for landing the student lost track of his altitude and flared too high, landing heavily.

Seriously Injured
12 Sep 2018 Male 41 Beddingham
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Element 2

Student became 'object fixated' on approach and caught his leg on the mud guard of a trailer.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

2 Sep 2018 Male 51 EP High & Over
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
U-Turn
Evolution

Student had midi collision with another paraglider pilot while ridge soaring. Glider wing tips brushed together. Both pilots landed safely.

Unhurt
28 Aug 2018 Male 52 EP Friar Waddon
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
BGD
Adam

Student was instructed to edge towards the hill in order to maximise the lift. Student turned sharply and crashed into the slope with straight legs.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

27 Aug 2018 Male 60 Pilot Kobala
Slovenia
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin
Atlas

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while ridge soaring in light thermic conditions.

Unhurt
25 Aug 2018 Male 46 CP Bell Hill
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Unknown

Pilot stalled glider attempting to slope land in strong and buoyant conditions.

Seriously Injured
25 Aug 2018 Male 45 CP Mil Airfield 29 Regt RLC
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Sol
Start

Pilot was preparing to launch. Just prior to connecting to the tow line, a gust of wind picked up the glider. The pilot turned to control the glider, but his foot got caught in the ground resulting in the fracture of the leg.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

11 Aug 2018 Female 19 Bewaldeth
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin
Bolero

Student lost control of glider during launch phase and while still on the ground. Student was dragged sideways.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 22 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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