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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
30 Apr 2006 Male 43 Novice Woldingham Valley
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Flying Planet
Syrius

Student mistimed flare on ground skimming flight and landed heavilly.

fr fibula
29 Apr 2006 Male 56 Pilot Comb Gibbet
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Vibe

Pilot suffered extreme turbulence while ridge soaring and lost control of glider. Chose to immediately throw emergency chute (at approx 200ft) and landed safely. Pilot states that numerous deployment practices at BFR saved his life.

bruising
29 Apr 2006 Male 40 Club Pilot Maiden Castle
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Z One

Pilot hit sink while ridge soaring and slope landed. Landing was fast and heavy.

fr ankle
29 Apr 2006 Male 48 Club Pilot Odonnells Rock
Ireland
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Sport 1

Pilot suffered 50%+ asymmetric collapse at 50-60ft while on approach to top land. Glider entered rapid spiral and crashed before pilot could recover.

fr L4 vertebra
27 Apr 2006 Male 46 United Kingdom




Flying Planet parachute inner container found to be sticky causing possible deployment issues.

none
24 Apr 2006 Male 33 Pilot Rushup Edge
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Mac
Eden 3

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and spiraled into hill.

fr elbow
22 Apr 2006 Male 40 Club Pilot Bo Peep
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Pegas
Arcus

Pilot allowed himself to get low on the ridge with a tailwind and in sinking air. Did not leave enough time or room to turn out and landed heavily.

fr fibula
16 Apr 2006 Male 38 Club Pilot Llety Siac
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
FreeX
Flair

Pilot landed in wind conditions and attempted to deflate glider using A risers. Glider deflated but immediately reinflated dragging pilot into large rock. Serious injury (or worse) prevented by helmet.

concussion, bruising.
15 Apr 2006 Male 53 Club Pilot Glyder Fach
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Wave

Pilot dumped down (probably by unforeseen rotor) from low level while flying over rocky terrain.

fr tib and fib
12 Apr 2006 Male 37 Novice Currium
Cyprus
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Apco
Fiesta

Student suffered asymmetric collapse on an assisted forward launch. Student did not correct the ensuing turn and crashed into hillside.

fr foot/ankle
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 15 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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