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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
3 Jun 2006 Male 43 Club Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Mamboo

Pilot went over back in thermal then fell out and tried to fly back to ridge. Caught in rotor/turbulence before reaching ridge and deployed emergency chute. Landed safely.

none
3 Jun 2006 Male 36 Pilot Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Epsilon

Pilot suffered frontal collapse at 50ft while on approach to top land in turbulent conditions. Glider recovered immediately but pilot hit ground as glider surged forward.

none
28 May 2006 Male 39 Club Pilot Frocester
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Mojo

Pilot allowed himself to run out of options when flying low on ridge. Got caught in rotor and fell heavily.

fr tib, fib and knee
14 May 2006 Female 53 Novice Muggery
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Aerodyne
Yogi

Student landed slightly downwind after a top to bottom flight and landed heavilly.

fr tibia
12 May 2006 Male 45 Pilot Bewaldeth
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gin
Bonanza

Pilot landed cross wind attempting to spot land at wind sock.

stiff knee
12 May 2006 Male 54 Pilot Moel Accre
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Sol
Synergy 2

Pilot decided to bottom land due to lack of lift. Landed very fast downwind having misjudged wind direction in valley.

fr vertebra, muscle strain
10 May 2006 Male 46 Novice White Pike
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Flite

Student did not flare fully on landing so landed quicker than expected. Stuck out foot which caught on rough ground.

dislo ankle, fr tibia
8 May 2006 Male 54 Club Pilot North Cliff
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Wills Wing
Eagle 164

Pilot mistimed flare and landed heavily having been cut away from aborted winch tow.

bruising
7 May 2006 Male 37 Novice Castle Moreton
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Xact

Student stalled glider at 20 - 30 ft and landed heavily.

fr wrist, fr L3 vertebra
5 May 2006 Male 37 Pilot Shining Tor
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Rush

Pilot launched into strong thermal and suffered an asymmetric collapse before being dumped back onto hill. Pilot blames overconfidence and underestimating gust strength.

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

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