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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
5 Oct 2018 Male 62 Pilot Lavante launch
Spain
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Hook 3

Pilot reverse launched successfully but was then lifted by a gust and pushed back over launch. Pilot collided with a rigged hang glider.

Unhurt
3 Oct 2018 Male 48 CP Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz Z5

Pilot launched but was unable to penetrate into wind. Pilot landed but stumbled and was dragged into a bench at the top of the hill.

Minor Injuries
30 Sep 2018 Male 36 CP Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Unknown

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider. Pilot's wing collapsed and he landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
29 Sep 2018 Male 43 CP High & Over
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz 4

Pilot crashed in rotor turbulence behind the ridge.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

25 Sep 2018 Male 65 Longstone Edge
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Macpara
Muse 1

Student tripped while running after a forward launch.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

25 Sep 2018 Male 67 CP Beer Head
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Ion4

In decreasing winds the pilot lost too much height to top land resulting in a downwind slope landing. Pilot attempted to run off speed but stumbled.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

24 Sep 2018 Male 55 CP Saint Vincent
France
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz Z 5

Pilot launched with slow airspeed and glider suffered a large asymmetric collapse. Pilot fell 20ft to road below take-off.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

24 Sep 2018 Male 61 Pilot Chalvet west
France
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin
Yeti 4

On launching the right leg strap buckle became undone and pilot could not refasten it inflight. Pilot decided to land immediately. On inspection of the flat plate buckle pilot decided it had not been correctly fastened and had not been noticed due to insufficient pre-flight check.

Unhurt
16 Sep 2018 Male 58 Pilot Algodonales south east
Spain
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
UP
Ascent 3

Attempting to avoid imminent rain, pilot opted to land upwind of the landing field. Pilot suspects he stalled the wing on approach but has not memory of the events.

Minor Injuries:
Pelvis

13 Sep 2018 Male 59 Pilot Rybury
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Aspen 4

Pilot suffered small asymmetric collapse having passed behind another paraglider. Collapse was over-controlled and glider entered a spin. Pilot was swung into the hill and was then dragged. The wind had gone off the slope and was gusting.

Seriously Injured
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 12 December 2018 at 05:45:09 AM

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