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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
2 Sep 2018 Male 51 EP High & Over
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
U-Turn
Evolution

Student had midi collision with another paraglider pilot while ridge soaring. Glider wing tips brushed together. Both pilots landed safely.

Unhurt
28 Aug 2018 Male 52 EP Friar Waddon
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
BGD
Adam

Student was instructed to edge towards the hill in order to maximise the lift. Student turned sharply and crashed into the slope with straight legs.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

27 Aug 2018 Male 60 Pilot Kobala
Slovenia
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin
Atlas

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while ridge soaring in light thermic conditions.

Unhurt
25 Aug 2018 Male 46 CP Bell Hill
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Unknown

Pilot stalled glider attempting to slope land in strong and buoyant conditions.

Seriously Injured
25 Aug 2018 Male 45 CP Mil Airfield 29 Regt RLC
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Sol
Start

Pilot was preparing to launch. Just prior to connecting to the tow line, a gust of wind picked up the glider. The pilot turned to control the glider, but his foot got caught in the ground resulting in the fracture of the leg.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

16 Aug 2018 Male 63 Pilot Selsley
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Artik 4

Pilot was caught out by sea breeze and elected to collapse his wing at 3m. Pilot controlled his descent but landed heavily.

Minor Injuries
11 Aug 2018 Female 19 Bewaldeth
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin
Bolero

Student lost control of glider during launch phase and while still on the ground. Student was dragged sideways.

Unhurt
11 Aug 2018 Male 58 AP Tow Scar
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Takoo 3

Assistant stumbled forward onto his knee as tandem glider inflated.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
11 Aug 2018 Male 43 AP Parlick
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Takoo 4

Pilot and passenger landed safely near to the top of the hill due to light winds. Not long after landing strong gust came through, wing tried to inflate but dragged both pilot and passenger along the top into a stone wall. Pilot tried but was unable to control wing.

Pilot
Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

Passenger
Seriously Injured
9 Aug 2018 Male 63 Pilot Bradwell
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Strong Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Triton 2

Pilot was crossing a narrow valley and got into strong sink. Unable to turn due to trees, power lines and road, impacted on slope.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 17 September 2019 at 05:45:14 AM

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