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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.

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
1 Apr 2019 Male 20 CP Pandy
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 6

While ridge soaring the pilot turned away from the slope too late and collided with the slope.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

30 Mar 2019 Male 50 Pilot Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Nevada

Pilot took off and noticed a brummell hook from his system had become detached and fallen inside his pod harness. Pilot continued to fly and landed safely. Pilot took off again and decided not to bother with the detached hook. He then noticed his foot place was out of position due to the hook not being attached.

Unhurt
28 Mar 2019 Male 21 Pilot WLMAC
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Foot
Ozone
Slalom
Scout
Enduro

Pilot launched into the light wind at sunset with near nil wind conditions and flew a circuit of the model plane airstrip and. While flying downwind at around 50ft the left trim slipped open sending the glider into a sharp steep spin into the ground.

Seriously Injured
28 Mar 2019 Male 63 AP Defford Croft airfield
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Moyes
RX3.5

Pilot had low level weak link break during an aerotow and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Head Injuries

27 Mar 2019 Male 47 AP Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Strong
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Triple Seven
Queen 2

Pilot landed due to SOS on flight instrument. On taking off again the pilot did not do a pre-flight check and found his right hand brake handle was looped through the C lines. Pilot was able to steer using brake line above the handle until clear of the hill and was then able to untangle the handle.

Unhurt
26 Mar 2019 Male 35 Pilot Lucena
Spain
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Iota 2

Pilot suffered large asymmetric collapse shortly after take-off. Glider rotated and dived towards the slope before the pilot had time to react.

Seriously Injured
26 Mar 2019 Female 27 CP Westbury Whitehorse
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 5

Pilot got too close to the slope while avoiding another paraglider approaching from the opposite direction. Pilot landed heavily.

Unhurt
25 Mar 2019 Male 49 CP Llangollen
United Kingdom
35-40 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Wills Wing
Sport 2

Pilot returning to the sport after 10 year lay off. Pilot made rushed launch but was able to get off and flew for 10-15 mins. Pilot made safe landing but was then ground looped breaking an upright.

Unhurt
25 Mar 2019 Female 30 AP Beddingham
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Magnum 3

On approach to top landing the pilot attempted to arm Quick Out karabiners at approx 2m above the ground. On arming the right hand Quick Out it released immediately without the release pins having been pushed. Pilot and passenger fell heavily.

Pilot
Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

25 Mar 2019 Male 52 CP King Tor
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
BGD
Epic

Pilot hit heavy sink while ridge soaring and was unable to turn away from the ridge before landing heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 26 June 2019 at 05:45:09 AM

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