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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
7 Jul 2019 Male 36 Swyre Hill
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
BGD
Adam

The student was briefed to make several turns finishing to the left as the wind was coming from the left. At the time when the last left turn would have been appropriate he made a right turn (despite radio instruction) landing fast nearly downwind close to bushes. He ran it off stopping just short of a larger bush but got some scratches from the smaller ones.

Minor Injuries
6 Jul 2019 Male 61 CP Brighstone
United Kingdom

Light Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider
Ozone
Buzz Z5

Pilot hit sinking air while ridge soaring and was unable to make chosen landing field. Pilot landed heavily with brakes on but caught arm on the ground.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

5 Jul 2019 Male 45 Pilot Sederon
France
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 4

Pilot was attempting low save but misjudged wind speed and distance from the hill. Pilot could not complete the turn and struck the hillside.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

28 Jun 2019 Male 34 Sierra de Beau
Spain
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin
Bolero 5

Student started forward launch but the glider did not come up straight. Student kept running despite being told to stop. Student fell over hitting back on a rock.

Seriously Injured:
Internal Injuries

26 Jun 2019 Male 60 La paca lump
Spain
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin
Bolero 4

Student was launching glider and as glider came over head started to run, but fell over and landed on a rock which cut leg open.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

22 Jun 2019 Male 51 CP Blease Fell
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Ion 4

Pilot replaced brake line but forgot to feed it through the bully on the riser. Pilot also had knot in upper lines deforming the glider. Pilot top landed with difficulty using big-ears.

Unhurt
22 Jun 2019 Male 56 Advanced Pilot XClent tow field
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Triple 7
Queen 2

On attempting to release from the towline, pilot found the bridle cord had twisted round the three ring circus release preventing the release from operating. Line was guillotined and pilot eventually managed to untwist and release.

Unhurt
21 Jun 2019 Male 66 Pilot Frocester
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta 2

Pilot took off and attempted to soar over trees. Pilot hit sink and crashed into the trees before falling to the ground 30ft below. Pilot used 'what3words" app to help locate having called 999.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

20 Jun 2019 Male 48 Pilot None
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Gin
Explorer

Pilot found issue when fitting small Independence Ultra Cross parachute to Skywalk Range Air harness. Harness parachute container was not adjustable for size leading to parachute deployment handle being too long.

Unhurt
20 Jun 2019 Male 53 EP Darley Moor
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 5



Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 27 May 2020 at 05:45:09 AM

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