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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
25 Jun 2018 Male 47 Skiddaw
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Ion 3

Student on final approach to land in field, came in too high in nil wind and put in a hard turn just before landing as was worried he was running out of room. Glider swung towards ground as pilot flared hard, pilots arm hit ground fully outstretched during flair resulting in injury to wrist.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

23 Jun 2018 Male 41 CP Hundred House
United Kingdom

Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while turning into final approach. Pilot landed heavily on one leg.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

19 Jun 2018 Male 53 Pilot Montmin
France
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Epsilon 8

Pilot took off and encountered stronger than expected head wind. Pilot was then unable to reach intended landing fields resulting in an unplanned landing. Pilot turned into wind too late and collided with slope.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

18 Jun 2018 Male 61 Forclaz
France
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Iota

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse shortly after launching. The glider turned 180 degrees with no obvious pilot input and crashed into the hillside.

Seriously Injured
15 Jun 2018 Male 43 CP Mount Caburn
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Koyot 3

Pilot had near miss with another paraglider. The other paraglider suffered a collapse and landed heavily.

Unhurt:
Cervical Spine

13 Jun 2018 Male 54 IPPI 4 Mount Caburn sussex
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot


Pilot fell while ground handling.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

13 Jun 2018 Male 57 CP Newhaven Cliffs
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz 4
N/a
N/a

Pilot lost control of glider while attempting to launch in breezy conditions. Pilot was dragged into another glider that was waiting to launch.

Unhurt
10 Jun 2018 Female 36 Swanborough
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Elememt 2

Whist ground-handling in a very light wind, the student was picked up by a small dust devil/thermal. She went up about 1.5m and then landed on her side hitting her head on the ground.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

10 Jun 2018 Male 49 Swanborough
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Avian
Rio 2

Student flew into the slope while attempting to soar. Student was twisting in the harness.

Unhurt
9 Jun 2018 Male 51 CP Llantysillio
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Koyot 3

Pilot overflew the small landing area due to unexpected lift then ended up worring that he wouldn't manage to cross a fence. Pilot turned left for a hard landing but hit the far side of a ditch with straight legs.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 19 July 2018 at 05:45:05 AM

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