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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.

If a "formal investigation" has been undertaken into one of the incidents listed below, a link to the relevant formal report will be displayed below the incident date.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
21 Sep 2020 Male 49 Pilot Farmer's field TO
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Foot
Paramania
Revo 2
Bailey
V2

The pilot was flying a cross country route. He noticed smoke from the paramotor and performed an emergency landing. Upon inspection it was revealed that the LIPO battery was on fire and had caused damage to the harness and clothing.

Unhurt
20 Sep 2020 Male 34 CP Belstone
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Swing
Arcus RS Lite

The pilot performed a 360 degree turn close to the ridge and impacted the hillside, sustaining injury.

Minor Injuries
19 Sep 2020 Male 47 Pilot Cairn Laith (Creag Meagaidh)
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Skin 3P

The pilot was dragged over rocks after a failed takeoff attempt, sustaining injury.

Minor Injuries
18 Sep 2020 Male 31 CP Not applicable
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Advance
Iota

During an emergency parachute repack, a test deployment was attempted unsuccessfully. One of the parachute container pins (plastic sheathed wire) was found to have been pulled through the metal grommet by the retaining loop, making deployment impossible.

Unhurt
17 Sep 2020 Female 0 Club Pilot Treak Cliff
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Phi
Symphonia

On the fourth flight of the day the pilot took off and the toe elastic for entering pod snapped, so pilot could not enter pod correctly.

Unhurt
17 Sep 2020 Male 42 CP Treak Cliff, Mam Tor
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz 5

The pilot was ridge soaring when he was blown back into lee rotor, and lost control, leading to an impact with the ground.

Unhurt
13 Sep 2020 Male 65 Pilot Ringstead bay
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Littlecloud
Urubu

The pilot encountered rotor near the cliff, causing a collapse. The pilot impacted into bushes at the base of the cliff.

Unhurt
8 Sep 2020 Male 58 Pilot Whitesheet (Wessex)
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Iota 2

The pilot was ridge soaring his paraglider and experienced rapid sinking air in thermic conditions causing a fast descent to the ground and a crash landing in a field behind take-off.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

31 Aug 2020 Male 26 Pilot Sutton Meadows Airstrip
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Rigid Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Flight Design
Exxtacy

The pilot was attempting a nil-wind landing and had insufficient flap applied. Upon touchdown, his foot slipped and twisted, causing injury. The pilot considered his footwear not to have been appropriate and therefore a factor in the incident.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

31 Aug 2020 Male 73 CP Snaefel
Isle Of Man
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Swing
Nyos RS

The pilot lost his footing on uneven ground in windy conditions. He sustained injury when he was dragged, before regaining control of the paraglider.

Minor Injuries
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 20 October 2020 at 05:45:10 AM

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