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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 Jan 2017 Male 45 AP Bratton Camp
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Triple Seven
Queen

Pilot narrowly avoided mid-air collision with another pilot who appeared not to know what they were doing. It turned out that the pilot, who had no BHPA rating, was being coached by two other pilots.

Unhurt
31 Dec 2016 Male 45 Pilot (tandem) Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Bi-Beta 5

Pilot armed quickouts prior to tandem flight in breezy conditions with damp grass under foot and close to hedge, road and trees. Pilot intended to disarm as soon as in safe flight. On attempting to disarm the pilot's finger slipped and hit the release button. Pilot was able to push insert back into place and disarm.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
22 Dec 2016 Male 19 CP Milk Hill
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Independence
Geronimo

Pilot misjudged weather and made the incorrect decision to land at the top of the hill. Due to the wind strength the pilot decided to land in the field behind take off but had insufficient height and landed on a fence damaging the wing/harnesses but otherwise unhurt.

Unhurt
16 Dec 2016 Male 38 Pilot Slimbridge sports field
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Dudek
Hadron XX
Bailey
Matrix V5S

While making 'dry run' approach in low light conditions, the pilot failed to see power lines that were partially hidden along a line of trees surrounding the chosen field. Pilot struck the power lines and sustained minor injuries.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

21 Nov 2016 Male 60 CP Nigels
Morocco
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Atlas XA

Pilot decided to abort launch at the very last moment, by full application of control handles in order to stall wing. Could not stop and fell from front of the launch approx 5ft onto mountainside. Was assisted in collecting wing and climbing back onto launch.

Minor Injuries
17 Nov 2016 Male 51 Pilot Otiva
Spain
10-15 Km/h
Strong
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz Z3

Pilot attempted to reverse launch but was lifted off feet and the risers became twisted. Pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

12 Nov 2016 Male 53 CP Dickiedanda
Nepal
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 6

Pilot twisted ankle on landing in turbulent conditions.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

12 Nov 2016 Male 42 Diki Danada
Nepal
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 5

Student lost altitude while ridge soaring and got too close to the trees. Pilot landed safely on slope having found gap in the trees. Glider became caught on trees but was undamaged.

Unhurt
11 Nov 2016 Female 0 Pilot Hill Farm
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
UP
Acent

Tow release failed to release on the top of tow, winch operator guillotined line, pilot landed safely with line attached. On inspection the release loop cord was located beyond the release pin attachedment eye, as the width of the pin attachemnt eye is wider than the pin the pin could not be pulled out when under load.

Unhurt
11 Nov 2016 Male 25 CP Ballard Down
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Base

Pilot applied excessive control while turning in to wind for landing due to being lower than anticipated. Glider suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 16 October 2019 at 05:45:09 AM

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