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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
13 Mar 2005 Male 25 Club Pilot Long Mynd
United Kingdom


Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Avian
Elan

Under investigation. Pilot lost control at low level and crashed heavilly.

Fatal.
13 Mar 2005




Repack info. See report by Bill Morris.

none
7 Mar 2005 Male 40 Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)


Pilot landed tandem glider when another (solo) pilot loses control while ground handling and bumps into tandem passenger. No injuries.

none
3 Mar 2005 Male 42 Novice Lords Seat
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Aeros
Target 16

Student appears to have allowed glider to lose too much energy leading to a heavy landing. Poor flare also a factor.

dislo elbow
27 Feb 2005 Male Club Pilot




Pilot discovered emergency chute would not pull out of harness. Repacked and worked ok.

none
24 Feb 2005 Male 51 Club Pilot Macher
Spain
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Arcus

Pilot suffered mid-air with hang glider and fell heavily.

fr vertebra, fr fibula
22 Feb 2005 Male Club Pilot Macher
Spain
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Sierra

Pilot was dragged into parked cars while trying to control glider.

none
19 Feb 2005 Male 35 Novice Montellano
Spain
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Swing
Arcus

Students glider suffered symmetric collapse possibly due to rotor from edge of hill. Student landed heavily without PLF.

fr clavicle
19 Feb 2005




Parachute packers info from Bill Morris. See IR form for info.

none
12 Feb 2005 Female 42 Novice Roque Brune
France
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gradient
Bright Classic

Student crashed feet first into cliff having become flustered by proximity to sea and railway line.

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

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