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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
21 Jun 2019 Male 66 Pilot Frocester
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta 2

Pilot took off and attempted to soar over trees. Pilot hit sink and crashed into the trees before falling to the ground 30ft below. Pilot used 'what3words" app to help locate having called 999.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

20 Jun 2019 Male 48 Pilot None
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Gin
Explorer

Pilot found issue when fitting small Independence Ultra Cross parachute to Skywalk Range Air harness. Harness parachute container was not adjustable for size leading to parachute deployment handle being too long.

Unhurt
20 Jun 2019 Male 53 EP Darley Moor
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 5



Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

13 Jun 2019 Male 53 CP Ager
Spain
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Iota 2

Whilst trying to scratch up the face of the terrain, on turning to a down wind beat the glider accelerated to 55 kph. Possibly suffering some rotor from the terrain the ground came up very quickly. The pilot impacted the ground heavily at a shallow angle.

Seriously Injured
9 Jun 2019 Male 58 P Trethill
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Avax

Pilot crash landed in an area of possible rotor turbulence.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

9 Jun 2019 Male 39 Pilot Small local hill Shrewsbury
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
ICARO
Nikita 5

Pilot slipped on wet grass on landing.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

7 Jun 2019 Male 0 CP Beklemeto North
Bulgaria
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Bgd
Epic

Pilot fell over on slope, landing in heather.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

1 Jun 2019 Male 50 Muggary Bottom
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 5

Student reverse launched glider bit with a little too much brake. On facing forward he released the brakes and the glider overshot causing the student to fall forwards down the slope.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

31 May 2019 Male 41 Swyre Hill
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin
Bolero 5

Student reverse launched then turned to face forwards but was unbalanced by a gust. Student applied some brake and was dragged backwards for 10m before regaining control of the glider.

Seriously Injured
26 May 2019 Male 54 Swyre Hill
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
BGD
Adam

Student was attempting speedbar exercise. Having trouble locating the bar with his foot, the student reached down but with the brake still in his hand. This turned the student back into the slope impacting foot first.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 15 August 2020 at 05:45:08 AM

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