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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
18 Mar 2019 Male 46 Pilot Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Rain, Snow
Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Artik 4

Pilot attempted to land in increasing wind and light rain but lost control. Glider suffered a frontal collapse but the span as pilot over-corrected. Pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
14 Mar 2019 Male 46 CP Montellano
Spain
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Xi

Pilot was flying friends wing and suffered an asymmetric collapse while thermalling. Due to lack of ground clearance pilot successfully deployed his emergency parachute and landed safely.

Unhurt
2 Mar 2019 Male 26 CP Tap o Noth
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin
Sprint 3

Pilot inflated wing in breezy conditions but had a knot in the lines. Pilot was dragged over into a rock.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

1 Mar 2019 Male 30 CP Fochriw
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 4

Pilot was ground handling then went to forward launch as wind was dropping off. Speed bar line caught in reserve handle upon launch run which pulled out and inflated the parachute.

Unhurt
27 Feb 2019 Male 65 AP Parlick
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Sigma 10

Pilot attempted to slope land on lower slopes in strong wind conditions. Pilot was caught out by sinking air due to leeside from ground undulations and landed heavily downwind.

Unhurt
23 Feb 2019 Male 51 CP Mere ( Rifle Range )
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 6

Pilot turned into the hill while attempting to top land. Pilot assumed he would encounter lift as he had on the previous beat.

Minor Injuries
22 Feb 2019 Male 54 CP Windy Knoll
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor 4

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on final approach. Glider rotated and was blown back over larked cars. Pilot landed on cars but was uninjured.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
21 Feb 2019 Male 47 CP Curbar
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Pilot collided with the hill while attempting to sort out possible control line tangle.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

16 Feb 2019 Male 45 Pilot Newhaven
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Aspen

Pilot misjudged height in weakening conditions and collided with a large rock on bottom landing.

Minor Injuries
15 Feb 2019 Male 19 CP Parlick South
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Iota

Pilot kited glider up hill only to find it was very windy on top. Pilot attempted to collapse glider but control line became caught in parachute deployment handle and pulled parachute out of harness. Pilot eventually regained control and subsequently discovered flaps on harness to prevent line snags.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 26 March 2019 at 05:45:09 AM

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