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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 Sep 2016 Male 60 Montellano
Spain
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Atom 3

Student was on final approach but induced slight pendulum resulting in heavier landing on one foot.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

15 Sep 2016 Male 52 Sartfell
Isle Of Man
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Epsilon 8

Student was attempting a top landing and failed to properly align into wind for touchdown. He was landing on heather and stumbled sideways onto the ground.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14 Sep 2016 Male 49 Pilot Malvern, Pinnacle Hill
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
BGD
Base

Pilot put foot in rabbit hole while attempting to slope land.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

10 Sep 2016 Male 58 Pilot Swinside
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta

Pilot spun glider on turn onto final approach due to excessive control input.

Minor Injuries
9 Sep 2016 Male 45 CP Forclaz
France
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 5

Pilot was uhndertaking SIV training. The exercise was Full Stall, during which the reserve parachute deployed. Video playback suggest that the pilots hands thrashing around during the exercise brushed the reserve handle dislodging the pins and deplyed the reserve.

Unhurt
9 Sep 2016 Male 47 CP Annecy
France
0-5 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 5

During full stall while on SIV course the parachute deployment handle became snagged by glider lines. Pilot regained control of glider but then parachute came out and pilot landed in the lake under his parachute.

Unhurt
7 Sep 2016 Male 53 CP Forclaz
France
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz 5

Pilot got too close to trees having been thermalling and soaring. Glider caught tree and pilot became suspended from tree.

Unhurt
7 Sep 2016 Male 26 CP Bishop hill
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor 3

Pilot attempted to land on a school football pitch overshooting the landing area, which resulted in the glider getting caught by a telephone line and the pilot having a hard landing on tarmac.

Unhurt
1 Sep 2016 Male 33 Pilot Butser West
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Trekking
Senso Sport

Pilot hit sink while flying low over trees. Pilot landed in the trees.

Unhurt
1 Sep 2016 Male 44 CP Stubbington
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 5

Pilot landed but was then dragged in strong wind. Glider caught on fence and caused some minor damage.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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