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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
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 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
17 Aug 2020 Male 71 Pilot rated Eype
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
Swing
Arcus RS

The pilot was attempting to top land and experienced a large asymmetric collapse during a rapid change in wind direction. The pilot was unable to regain full control and crashed near the front of the cliff.

Unhurt
12 Aug 2020 Male 52 AP Mam Tor
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm

Paraglider
Foot
UP
Trango X-Race

The pilot took avoiding action to prevent an aerial collision with another paraglider.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 26 November 2020 at 05:45:09 AM

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