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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
11 Nov 2013 Male 67 Agruegour
Morocco
20-25 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz Z 3

Student was on soaring flight under instruction with the intention of maintaining height. At the end of one beat the student continued the turn as if to 360. Instructed to turn away but did not. Student flew into the side of the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

10 Nov 2013 Male 55 Pilot Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Aspen 3

Pilot was flying with large amount of brake while coming in to land at approx 2m off the ground. At this moment a tandem glider passed in front and the paraglider stalled dropping the pilot on his back.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

9 Nov 2013 Female 53 AP Darley Moor
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h

Flexwing Hang Glider
Aero Tow
Wills Wing
Falcon 3

Pilot released the leader rope from the keel but the rope caught on the tow rope ring and became knotted. Weak link broke and pilot was able to continue the flight.

Unhurt
4 Nov 2013 Male 47 CP Pleinmont North
Guernsey
15-20 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 4

Pilot landed on grassy plateaux as wind appeared to be dropping. Before he turned to face the glider a gust hit and dragged the pilot back and over rocky terrain and then over a 6m drop onto rocks.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

2 Nov 2013 Male 49 CP Mount Caburn
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 1

Pilot took off in windy conditions and became pinned above the launch area. he then flew back into the leeside rotor and crash heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

18 Oct 2013 Male 64 Pilot The Warren
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Sprint Evo

Pilot took off and turned downwind which put him in the lee of a headland. Pilot had asymmetric collapse which turned the glider into the cliff. Pilot fell down cliff but was relatively uninjured.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

18 Oct 2013 Male 50 Pilot Paradise Ridge
South Africa
15-20 Km/h
Moderate

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Sigma 8

Pilot lost control of glider, possible spin, but exact nature of control loss is unknown. Pilot crashed into cliffs.

Seriously Injured
9 Oct 2013 Male 40 Pilot Woolacombe
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Wills Wing
Sport 2

While testing the air the pilot unknowingly became close enough to a naval helicopter to experience turbulence from the rotors. The situation was discussed at club level and later at a meeting with the local squadron.

Unhurt
6 Oct 2013 Male 0 CP Milk Hill
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha

While pilot was ridge soaring in light conditions he collided with the glider of another pilot who was kiting his wing up the will. No injuries.

Unhurt
5 Oct 2013 Male 51 Pilot St Bees
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Swing
Stratus WRC

While soaring sea cliffs at about 50m AGL a light aircraft passed 75m in front of, and at the same altitude as the paraglider pilot. Airprox filed.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 28 April 2017 at 04:30:06 AM

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