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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
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
11 Aug 2018 Male 58 AP Tow Scar
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Takoo 3

Assistant stumbled forward onto his knee as tandem glider inflated.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
11 Aug 2018 Male 43 AP Parlick
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Takoo 4

Pilot and passenger landed safely near to the top of the hill due to light winds. Not long after landing strong gust came through, wing tried to inflate but dragged both pilot and passenger along the top into a stone wall. Pilot tried but was unable to control wing.

Pilot
Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

Passenger
Seriously Injured
9 Aug 2018 Male 0 St Bees
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Speedflyer/Miniwing
Foot
Little Cloud

Pilot impacted slope while on downwind beat.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

9 Aug 2018 Male 63 Pilot Bradwell
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Strong Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Triton 2

Pilot was crossing a narrow valley and got into strong sink. Unable to turn due to trees, power lines and road, impacted on slope.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

7 Aug 2018 Male 56 AP Long Mynd
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Moderate
Strong Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Moyes
RX3.5 pro

Pilot took off into extreme turbulence, possibly caused by a dust devil, and was turned down wind into the hill. Pilot was able to flare hard and prevent significant damage to himself and the glider.

Unhurt
5 Aug 2018 Male 39 High and Over school field
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Element 2

Student appeared to land well, into wind and with a good flare. However, he aggravated an old ankle injury.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 21 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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