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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

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
12 Jul 2018 Male 40 Club Pilot Pandy
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 6

Pilot had insufficient height to make official landing field and in an attempt to land in an adjacent field he caught the glider on a tree while on final approach. Pilot landed safely but glider landed on the tree.

Unhurt
10 Jul 2018 Female 52 CP Pontlottyn
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo2

Pilot had been turning 360 in a thermal above the hill but not gaining enough height to continue. On pulling forwards to fly to the front of the hill again pilot inputed to turn left at the front of the hill with too much brake causing the glider to spin and resulting in the pilot impacting with the brow of the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Thoracic Spine

10 Jul 2018 Male 39 N/A Hay Bluff (NE)
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 5
N/A

Student allowed glider to go off to one side while attempting a reverse launch. Student was pulled to the side and stepped awkwardly on a tussock damaging his ankle.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

10 Jul 2018 Female 0 CP Pontlottyn
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Unknown

Pilot appeared to enter spiral dive while attempting to thermal. Glider then suffered an asymmetric collapse and pilot crashed onto the hillside.

Seriously Injured
9 Jul 2018 Male 45 CP Hay Bluff
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 6

Pilot misjudged distance from the ridge and failed to turn away resulting in pilot colliding with the ridge.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

8 Jul 2018 Male 24 Pilot Mendlesham
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Wills Wing
Eagle

Pilot made emergency landing having aborted a tow due to the release activating prematurely as it caught on the basebar. Pilot made good landing but stubbed toe causing a fracture.

Minor Injuries
7 Jul 2018 Male 69 Student Mount Caburn Airworks training field
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Airwave
Wave

Glider went offline to the left while student was practising forward launches. Student was pulled over onto left side causing damage to shoulder.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

6 Jul 2018 Male 61 Darley Moor Airfield
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Ozone
Atom3

Day one student on third flight failed to keep legs down and did not flare on landing.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

4 Jul 2018 Male 53 CP Anstey
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Ozone
Indy

Engine:

Power Jet
V3

Pilot had frontal collapse at 600ft while on landing approach. Pilot regained control at 60ft but struck power lines causing the pilot to pendulum underneath to the ground.

Unhurt
2 Jul 2018 Male 58 Pilot Laragne
France
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Mac Para
Eden 6

Pilot accidentally flew leeside was was blown over village in turbulent air. Pilot landed hard and fast.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 15 September 2019 at 05:45:09 AM

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