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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
26 Jul 2003 Male 40 Advanced Pilot Laragne
France
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Moyes
Litespeed 4



none
24 Jul 2003 Male 44 Novice Darley Moor
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch Tow
Wills Wing
Condor

Student drifted off line and tow line was guillotined by winch operator. Student over corrected and crash landed.

Fr Humerus.
23 Jul 2003 Male 44 Club Pilot Lobden
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Wave



Fractured vertebrae, L1 and L2.
20 Jul 2003 Male 56 Club Pilot Larragne, Bhpa Nationals.
France


Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)




Multiple, including head injuries.
16 Jul 2003 Male 52 Novice Folly Hill
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
FLYING PLANET
Astair

Student suffered asymmetric collapse while on soaring beat and crashed into slope.

Fr (compressed) vertebrae (2). Uncertain if caused by this incident.
15 Jul 2003 Male 35 Advanced Pilot Chabre
France
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Avian
Cheetah



Lightly bruised.
14 Jul 2003 Male 39 Club Pilot Blorenge
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Harmony



Fractured 2 fingers, one of which also dislocated. Both right hand.
12 Jul 2003 Male 38 Pilot North Luffenham
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
waterbird
Jumbo



Bruising to forehead.
12 Jul 2003 Male 40 Pilot North Luffenham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Parascender
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Sportlite
Ascending 324



none
7 Jul 2003 Male 28 Club Pilot Bedlinog
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot (Forward)
Hi Way
Vision



Dislocated shoulder.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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