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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
17 Apr 2010 Male 44 Under training Kennel farm
United Kingdom
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Apco
Fiesta 2

At 20ft on a low level, self release training flight, student panicked and pulled both brakes causing a stall.

Fr sternum, fr rib and elbow
15 Apr 2010 Female 32 Club Pilot Col de Forclaz
France
0-11 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mojo 3

Pilot misjudged altitude having encountered sink while crossing lake at Annecy. Landed in tree.

none
14 Apr 2010 Male 43 Club Pilot Plan Fait
France
0-11 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mojo 2

Pilot made poor approach and made aggressive low turn in attempt to make landing area. Glider stalled and pilot landed heavily.

Fr wrist, shoulder and rib
9 Apr 2010 Male 34 Club Pilot Pen Cerrig
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Paratech
P45

On slope landing pilots leg struck gorse bush concealing a rock.

Leg and ankle fractures
4 Apr 2010 Male 42 Club Pilot Kovek, Slovenia
Slovenia
20-27 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Assisted)
Airborne

On final approach pilot hit turbulence while on uprights. Both harness buckles opened then the zip became undone. Pilot landed safely. Later inspection found buckles could release under load.

none
28 Mar 2010 Male 62 Pilot Big fat repack
United Kingdom





Pilot found parachute impossible to deploy at BFR when it had been ok previously. Discovered it had rotated in harness causing jam. Solved by changing position of deployment handle from centre loop to side loop on deployment bag.

none
27 Mar 2010 Male 36 Under training Muggery
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Prima

Student twisted ankle on landing after short, low hop.

Fr ankle
22 Mar 2010 Male 46 Club Pilot Legzira
Morocco
12-19 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Paramania
Fusion

Pilot lost control of glider on take-off in variable wind conditions. Crashed into rocks.

Dislocated shoulder, broken ribs, punctured lung, cut eye
13 Mar 2010 Male 35 Club Pilot Coombe Gibbet
United Kingdom
12-19 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Buzz

Pilot landed normally on slope/top landing when wing caused him to twist and fall over.

Sprained knee ligaments
10 Mar 2010 Male 43 Under training Nigels
Morocco
20-27 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Ozone
Electron

While on a soaring task, student turned towards hill and landed heavily amongst rocks.

Sprained ankle, cuts and bruises to arms and legs
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 21 October 2017 at 04:30:07 AM

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