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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
6 May 2019 Male 36 CP Coast Run
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Omega 8

Pilot was on a Coastal Soaring Run and did not realise the wind had switched. The pilot was low at the time and landed downwind on rocks.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

6 May 2019 Male 0 Pilot Coombe Gibbet
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor 4

Pilot allowed himself to get distracted and connected risers wrong way round. On launch pilot found he was facing backwards. Pilot maintained control and bottom landed on his feet walking backwards.

Unhurt
29 Apr 2019 Male 53 CP Babadag
Turkey
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz Z6

Pilot called 'Takeoff' and proceeded to reverse launch. Pilot got the glider under control and proceeded to take off. The glider was flying with the pilot about 1.5m off the ground when a Tandem pilot with passenger reversed launched his wing into the path of the flying pilot. The wings entangled and the flying pilot crashed onto the takeoff suffering minor scrapes.

Minor Injuries
23 Apr 2019 Male 69 Pilot Primrose Valley
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz Z 3

Pilot landed in front of where intended on top of the cliff. Pilot tripped and fell forward and hit head hard on the wooden fence that surrounded the cliffs.

Seriously Injured:
Head Injuries

22 Apr 2019 Male 41 Pilot Col de la Forclaz
France


Paraglider
Advance
Sigma 10

While hanging in a static simulator practising reserve throws, pilot had extreme difficulty extracting parachute from the harness.

Unhurt
20 Apr 2019 Male 40 Pilot Mam Tor
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Xi

On attempting to launch the pilot was caught out by a strong thermal. The pilot lost control of the glider and was dragged back towards bystanders. One go the glider suspension lines caught a child round his neck. The child was not seriously injured.

Unhurt
20 Apr 2019 Male 35 Broughton Heights near Broughton Village Scottish Borders
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Gradient
Bright

Fatal incident under investigation

Fatal
20 Apr 2019 Male 30 CP Piedra Bonita
Brazil
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 4

Pilot took off for top to bottom flight but did not notice knot in B/C lines. Pilot tried to remove the knot by pulling on the lines but the glider entered a spiral dive at approx 20-30m above the trees. Glider caught trees and pilot landed heavily but unhurt.

Unhurt
19 Apr 2019 Male 54 AP Chillerton
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Zeno

Pilot slope landed but wind shifted pulling the pilot down the slope. Pilot put foot in rabbit hole and fell over.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

12 Apr 2019 Female 55 Pilot Primrose Valley,
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Sky Paragliders
Anakis 2

Pilot attempted a top landing at a coastal site but was caught out by rotor turbulence. Glider suffered a frontal collapse and the pilot landed heavily sustaining serious injuries.

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

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