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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 2015 Male 38 CP White Hill
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Wasp

Pilot landed in light winds but foot hit a tractor wheel rut resulting in fracture.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

3 Jun 2015 Male 38 Pilot White Hill
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone

Pilot misjudged approach and landed with excess speed in a vehicle rut.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

30 May 2015 Male 0 Frocester
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
UP

Pilot took off into sinking air, which put him on a collision course with a tree. In attempting to avoid the tree the pilot spun the glider which then landed in the tree. The pilot came to rest 1m above the ground.

Unhurt
30 May 2015 Male 37 CP Buttermere Moss
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Leeside
Paraglider
Nova
Ion 3

Pilot miscalculated landing approach in changeable and gusty conditions. Pilot inadvertently stalled his glider trying to turn on realising his final approach would take him into a lake. Pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries
30 May 2015 Male 0 Unknown Frocester
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Rigid Hang Glider
Foot
Wills Wing
Solar

Pilot was seen to land downwind having made no attempt to turn into wind or remove his legs from his harness. Pilot was unconscious for 15 mins after incident.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

30 May 2015 Female 20 Buttermere Moss
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Calm
Very Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Icaro
Acro model unknown

The incident occurred following an acro routine by the incident pilot at a flying event. The pilot (from France) misjudged her landing approach and executed a low dynamic turn into wind. The significant height loss during the turn led to the pilot impacting parked vehicles.

Minor Injuries
29 May 2015 Male 0 Pilot Mount caburn
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Sky Paragliders
ARGOS

Pilot suffered a collapse and spin while 'S' turning on approach to landing, having flown through some thermic turbulence. Pilot landed heavily.

Unhurt
29 May 2015 Male 0 Haig
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Avax XC3

Pilot was seen to get low during a coastal competition task. The pilot suffered an asymmetric collapse and then further collapses. The pilot deployed his parachute but too late and impacted heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

21 May 2015 Male 45 Pilot Newgale
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Epsilon 7

Tandem pilot suffered asymmetric, then frontal collapse on approach to top landing. Pilot landed on his back and the passenger landed on the pilot.

Pilot
Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

Passenger
Minor Injuries
21 May 2015 Male 42 AP Worcester Beacon West
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Omega 8

While climbing out in gusty, turbulent conditions, pilot suffered an symmetric collapse and then cravat. The glider entered a rotation and twisted. The pilot was able to correct the twisting but not the cravat and high descent rate and so deployed his parachute. Pilot drifted over spine back ridge and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2017 at 04:30:30 AM

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