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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
19 Apr 2018 Male 40 Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Element

Student was ground handling. Stepping sideways under glider and knee gave way. Pilot previously injured knee while kiteboarding (2 weeks ago) but thought it had healed.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

19 Apr 2018 Male 50 CP Stanage Edge
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 4

Pilot lost control of glider during launch and was dragged off his feet into rocks and boulders.

Seriously Injured
15 Apr 2018 Male 67 El Bosque
Spain
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Ion 5

Student forward launched, but did not keep running forwards in launch stage. As a result the glider overtook him, the student then tried to correct the situation by running under the glider. It then suffered an asymmetric collapse as he ran under the wing and was lifted approx 2 feet off the ground and landed on his side.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14 Apr 2018 Male 62 Pilot Bleasee Fell
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Strong
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Sigma 10

Pilot had a collapse on right wing while thermalling left. In attempting to rectify the collapse the pilot spun the glider. There was insufficient height for the glider to fully recover before the pilot impacted the slope.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

14 Apr 2018 Male 56 High and over
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Element 2

Student got airboure unintentionally, turned into wind, and landed on the side of the hill putting his arm out.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14 Apr 2018 Female 62 Mount Caburn
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 6

Student pilot was on approach to spot landing target in a large landing field with radio guidance on approach from CFI on launch and TI in the landing field. Student was instructed to get feet down early to overcome difficulty getting out of harness. Student was approaching with too much brake and stalled glider.

Seriously Injured:
Thoracic Spine

14 Apr 2018 Female 46 CP Whitestones
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 2

Pilot launched glider but failed to properly gain control. Pilot was lifted with twisted risers then dropped.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

13 Apr 2018 Male 0 Pilot Bridge of don sand dunes
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Niviuk
Peak 2

On downwind leg while dune soaring wind lessened. Pilot turned into wind to land not quite into wind tripped on landing extended left arm in sand breaking wrist.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

13 Apr 2018 Male 53 Pilot North Luffenham
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Nova
Mentor 5

Hill pilot on tow conversion. When line slackened for pilot to correct drift, drogue parachute started twisting/spinning. When releasing from the line, the tow bridal had twisted around the ring preventing the line from being released. Pilot successfully "S"-ed off height and landed without incident. Knott in drogue line found to be cause.

Unhurt
11 Apr 2018 Male 52 CP Babadag
Turkey
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Triple Seven
Knight

With all settings as per manual, glider response to SIV manoeuvres was well in excess of EN requirements for B rated glider. Symmetric and asymmetric collapses gave recovery characteristics of EN D.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 19 November 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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