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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
8 Oct 2017 Male 30 CP DUNGIVEN WEST
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Unknown

Engine:

PAP I THINK

Pilot tripped on launch and cut nose on spectacles.

Minor Injuries
5 Jul 2017 Male 62 Pilot Moreton Common
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Niviuk
Kougar 2

Engine:

TechnoFly
Octagon (Nitro)

Pilot was walking towards wing with engine running (warm up phase) when it went to full power and throttle cable caught in propeller, pulling hand backwards through netting into spinning propeller as he fell sideways onto ground.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

2 Jul 2017 Male 48 Pilot Parafest N Wales
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Ozone
Spyder

Engine:

Wasp
EOS100

Pilot made emergency landing having lost power. Discovered exhaust had fallen off and gone through prop. Fuel tank had also ruptured and was spraying fuel.

Unhurt
25 May 2017 Male 63 Pilot Rufforth Gliding Club
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Powered PG
PARAMANIA
Gtx
Bailey
Hornet

Pilot stalled at low level having encountered sinking air. Pilot defended vertically and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

24 May 2017 Male 58 CP Challow Paramotor Club
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:


Pilot attempted to launch but did not get airborne before running into a fence.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

24 May 2017 Male 58 CP Challow Paramotor Club
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Foot
Ozone
Roadster 2
Fresh Breeze
Simonini

Pilot went off line during powered launch and collided with a fence.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

22 Apr 2017 Male 56 Pilot Disused Military Airfield
Malaysia
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Ozone
Speedster 2

Engine:

Air Conception
E-Nitro

Pilot suffered failed take-off in changeable light winds leading to heavy impact with tarmac take-off area. Pilot was recovering from previous muscle strain at the time.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

19 Feb 2017 Male 49 Pilot Bagworth
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Ozone
Viper 4

Engine:

Techno-fly
Nitro 200

Pilot had mid-air collision with a second pilot who had been 300m above but was in an uncontrolled spiral dive. The collision caused the pilot to spin, damaging his glider. The glider then collapsed but the pilot was able to recover and land safely. The second pilot continued to spiral until hitting the ground sustains fatal injuries.

Unhurt
19 Feb 2017 Male 0 Bagworth Park Farm
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Dudek
Snake

Engine:

Techno Fly / Air Conception
Octagon 190

The pilot was seen to induce a spiral dive at about 1000ft above ground level, and maintained the spiral. At approx 300ft above ground level the pilot was seen to impact a second pilot and they rotated through 360 degrees before separating. The second landed safely and was uninjured (his wing was damaged). The first pilot continued his spiral to the ground and suffered fatal injuries..

Fatal
17 Feb 2017 Male 47 Pilot Whixhall
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Foot
Ozone
Spyder
WASP
EOS100

The pilot started his engine an left it idling as it had a clutch, while he sorted out his wing. On returning to the engine the pilot held the frame with his right hand and picked up the throttle with his left. On picking up the throttle up he accidentally applied pressure, causing the motor to lurch forward unexpectedly. The pilots hand slipped off the frame and into the moving prop.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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

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