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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
30 May 2018 Male 56 Pilot Private Field
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h

Powered PG
Foot
Ozone
Roadster 2
He R80

Pilot took off successfully but was caught out by rotor from trees in stiffening breeze.

Minor Injuries
18 May 2018 Male 57 United Kingdom

Powered PG


Pre flight inspection of Icaro helmet revealed that one of the two retaining loops of plastic coated cord had snapped and detached at the front end at it's retaining point where it is fixed with a rivet. On inspection of spare helmet, it was found that in the same place, the outer plastic coating had snapped, but was still being retained by the inner cord core.

Unhurt
7 May 2018 Male 38 CP Darley moor
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Ozone
Mojo pwr

Engine:

Miniplane

Upon take-off, reserve parachute situated underneath harness seat deployed acting as ground anchor and air brake. Pilot was pulled backwards by initial braking and glider stalled. Pilot walked away with slight bruising. Although reserve appeared in tact before take-off, pilot did not check pins.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

5 May 2018 Male 35 United Kingdom 0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Foot
Ozone
Freeride
Parajet
Mavrick

Pilot was flying low approx 8.30pm towards setting sun and taking care looking for obstacles. Did not see low level power line and collided with the cables.

Seriously Injured
4 May 2018 Male 62 None Aldbrough
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Foot
Dudek
Synthesis 2
Bulldog
Moster

Pilot stalled glider after engine cut out on practise approach.

Minor Injuries
14 Jan 2018 Male 52 CP Hope Cove
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Powered PG
Foot
Ozone
Spyder
Pollini
Thor130

On making his approach to land the pilot entered rotor turbulence caused by nearby cliffs. Wind had changed direction in the hour since the pilot took off.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

3 Dec 2017 Male 0 Pilling
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Apco
NRG Pro

Engine:

Apco
Air Comfort

Pilot lost control of glider while flying at low altitude and crashed into ploughed field.

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

15 Nov 2017 Male 51 CP Bornos Lake
Spain
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Foot
Ozone
Spyder
Miniplane
Miniplane moster

Pilot lost balance on launch having recovered from small frontal collapse then fell forward dislocating his shoulder.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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
13 Aug 2017 Male 38 Non bhpa N/a
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Foot
Apco
Force 2
Parajet
Zenith V5s

Pilot was climbing out of field when glider entered a spin at low level. Pilot impacted heavily before recovery could be achieved.

Seriously Injured
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 24 June 2018 at 05:45:06 AM

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