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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
3 Oct 2017 Male 59 AP St Agnes
United Kingdom
35-40 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Airbourne
Fun

On landing glider entered dead air and despite having excess airspeed in preparation for expected wind shear resulted in wheeled landing. passenger now behind pilot in normal standup landing position knocked pilot on back of helmet with his own helmet on landing resulting in pilot knocking nose on basebar.

Pilot
Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

Passenger
Unhurt
2 Oct 2017 Male 61 Pilot Le Chalvet
France
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Pilot overshot intended out-landing point in unexpected lift whilst landing into wind on slight downhill slope. Landed under unseen power lines, glider right-side A1 and A2 lines touched power lines.

Unhurt
30 Sep 2017 Male 41 CP Olu deniz beach
Turkey
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 5

Pilot was caught out by changing wind direction when on approach and collided with pedestrian.

Unhurt
23 Sep 2017 Male 43 Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Ozone
Atom

Student was walking backwards to build wall but stepped on uneven ground and sprained ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

23 Sep 2017 Male 46 CP Beach head
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 5

Pilot collided with a pedestrian shortly after take-off.

Unhurt
23 Sep 2017 Male 62 Pilot Coupe ecair
France
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Hook 2

Under pressure to launch pilot took off without thorough pre-flight check. On launching pilot discovered knot in lines. Compensating with opposite brake resulted in a stall and spin into trees.

Minor Injuries
19 Sep 2017 Male 50 CP Bradwell
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Prion 2

Pilot was gliding back to the Hill and had a near miss with another Pilot who was thermalling.

Unhurt
19 Sep 2017 Male 0 Bedlinog SW
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 5

Student was on launch phase of flight. He started to run forward, the wing rose above his head at which point he applied too much brake causing the wing to pitch behind. He then released the brake causing the wing to pitch forward a collapse symmetrically. Student twisted ankle while running.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

18 Sep 2017 Male 54 Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Wills Wing
Falcon

Student turned 270 degrees on final approach instead of 180 and landed in trees.

Unhurt
18 Sep 2017 Male 56 Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Ion 3

Student was carrying out top to bottom flight but got out of position for landing field. Was set up for landing cross wind in alternative field. Student turned at the very last moment into wind to fly over wall into next field but landed on top of wall.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 16 January 2018 at 04:30:09 AM

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