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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
8 Oct 2017 Male 52 CP Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Sky Paragliders
Anakis 2

Pilot was coming in to slope land, did final turn into wind and noticed reserve had dropped out of pouch and was trailing on ground. Suspects he caught/knocked handle and accidentally pulled pin.

Unhurt
30 Sep 2017 Male 41 CP Olu deniz beach
Turkey
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 5

Pilot was caught out by changing wind direction when on approach and collided with pedestrian.

Unhurt
23 Sep 2017 Male 43 Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Ozone
Atom

Student was walking backwards to build wall but stepped on uneven ground and sprained ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

23 Sep 2017 Male 46 CP Beach head
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 5

Pilot collided with a pedestrian shortly after take-off.

Unhurt
19 Sep 2017 Male 50 CP Bradwell
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Prion 2

Pilot was gliding back to the Hill and had a near miss with another Pilot who was thermalling.

Unhurt
18 Sep 2017 Male 56 Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Ion 3

Student was carrying out top to bottom flight but got out of position for landing field. Was set up for landing cross wind in alternative field. Student turned at the very last moment into wind to fly over wall into next field but landed on top of wall.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17 Sep 2017 Male 0 CP Mundersley
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence
Rain, Snow
Paraglider
Unknown

Pilot got into difficulties while coastal soaring in strong conditions. Pilot was blown back into town and collided with buildings.

Seriously Injured
17 Sep 2017 Male 62 Pilot Heol Senni
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Aerodyne
Shaolin

Pilot misjudged glide angle on approach to landing and clipped rear of vehicle.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

15 Sep 2017 Male 38 None Selsley
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Skin 2

Unqualified pilot went to do some ground handling but attempted to do some short flights. Pilot landed awkwardly and fractured leg.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

11 Sep 2017 Male 34 CP Forclaz
France
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

Pilot was caught out by unexpected sink and was unable to reach the designated landing field. Pilot identified landing options but encountered further sink and landed short colliding with a building.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 20 October 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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