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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
5 May 2018 Male 57 Pilot parascending tow South Cerney
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Other
Foot
Eiffe
Classic

Pilot allowed glider to overfly him on tow launch and was dragged onto shoulder. Tow was aborted by driver.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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
5 May 2018 Male 55 CP Windbank
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Ion 5

Pilot took of with a full riser twist but was able to untwist and get into pod. On attempting to turn back into wind the pilot applied excessive control and spun the glider.

Seriously Injured
5 May 2018 Male 47 Pilot Fairsnape Fell
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Escape
S21

The wind dropped while pilot was ridge soaring downwind. Pilot came down fast on area of stones.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

5 May 2018 Male 55 Pilot Whitewool
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Uturn
Blacklight 2

Pilot encountered sink while attempting to slope land and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

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
29 Apr 2018 Male 63 Pilot MAPPLETON
United Kingdom
35-40 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
OMEGA

Pilot was pulled over as wing rotated while attempting to launch in strong wind.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

29 Apr 2018 Male 43 Dune de Pyla
France
40-45 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Freestyle 2

Pilot misjudged spiral dive on unfamiliar glider losing more height than anticipated. Pilot impacted sand dune at speed.

Seriously Injured:
Cervical Spine

29 Apr 2018 Male 52 CP Ben Rinnes
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bolero 5

Low airtime pilot attempted to make a top landing but had insufficient height. This resulted in the pilot crash landing cross-slope.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

28 Apr 2018 Male 55 Pilot Rhiw Wen
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 4

Pilot had been flying by himself while waiting for a friend to arrive. Pilot was found in a dazed state with no recollection of having had an incident.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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