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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
8 Oct 2017 Female 46 Pilot Rhossili
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 5

Pilot was involved in mid-air collision while coastal soaring. Both pilots were able to continue flying.

Unhurt
8 Oct 2017 Male 55 AP Croft farm
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Moyes
LS3

Pilot got out of shape on the tow and released from the tow line at about 100 ft agl. Attempted to return to the airstrip but had insufficient height to complete the turn and impacted the ground.

Minor Injuries
8 Oct 2017 Male 30 CP DUNGIVEN WEST
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Unknown

Engine:

PAP I THINK

Pilot tripped on launch and cut nose on spectacles.

Minor Injuries
4 Oct 2017 Male 35 CP Baba Dag
Turkey
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Mojo 5

Reverse Launch, asymetric collapse, wing inflated, pilot hesitated, aborted late and tripped.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

3 Oct 2017 Male 59 AP St Agnes
United Kingdom
35-40 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Airbourne
Fun

On landing glider entered dead air and despite having excess airspeed in preparation for expected wind shear resulted in wheeled landing. passenger now behind pilot in normal standup landing position knocked pilot on back of helmet with his own helmet on landing resulting in pilot knocking nose on basebar.

Pilot
Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

Passenger
Unhurt
2 Oct 2017 Male 61 Pilot Le Chalvet
France
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Pilot overshot intended out-landing point in unexpected lift whilst landing into wind on slight downhill slope. Landed under unseen power lines, glider right-side A1 and A2 lines touched power lines.

Unhurt
30 Sep 2017 Male 41 CP Olu deniz beach
Turkey
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 5

Pilot was caught out by changing wind direction when on approach and collided with pedestrian.

Unhurt
23 Sep 2017 Male 43 Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Ozone
Atom

Student was walking backwards to build wall but stepped on uneven ground and sprained ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

23 Sep 2017 Male 46 CP Beach head
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 5

Pilot collided with a pedestrian shortly after take-off.

Unhurt
23 Sep 2017 Male 62 Pilot Coupe ecair
France
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Hook 2

Under pressure to launch pilot took off without thorough pre-flight check. On launching pilot discovered knot in lines. Compensating with opposite brake resulted in a stall and spin into trees.

Minor Injuries
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 February 2018 at 04:30:11 AM

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