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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
21 Jan 2017 Male 53 CP Local field
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Powered PG
Foot
Ozone
Roadster 2
Parajet
Zenith

Pilot was making an approach to a familiar landing area but in an unfamiliar wind direction. Pilot turned through a break in the trees into direct sunlight then realised he was heading for high voltage power lines. The pilot applied power and pulled hard right tip steering line. The pilot avoided the power lines but the glider entered a spin resulting in a heavy landing.

Seriously Injured
4 Jan 2017 Male 43 Pilot Whiterocks
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Trickster

Pilot, experienced in mini wings, was flying an acro wing for the first time at local dunes. After a period of familiarisation he began to make more aggressive turns. During one turn the pilot applied an excessive amount of control causing the wing to collapse. The wing recovered but had lost significant height and the pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

4 Jan 2017 Male 52 AP Westbury
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
BiBeta 4

Pilot armed quickouts prior to tandem inflation in strong conditions to enable rapid release if necessary. Pilot intended to disarm prior to actual launch. Pilot forgot to disarm on launch but did so a few minutes into the flight.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
2 Jan 2017 Male 45 AP Bratton Camp
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Triple Seven
Queen

Pilot narrowly avoided mid-air collision with another pilot who appeared not to know what they were doing. It turned out that the pilot, who had no BHPA rating, was being coached by two other pilots.

Unhurt
31 Dec 2016 Male 45 Pilot (tandem) Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Bi-Beta 5

Pilot armed quickouts prior to tandem flight in breezy conditions with damp grass under foot and close to hedge, road and trees. Pilot intended to disarm as soon as in safe flight. On attempting to disarm the pilot's finger slipped and hit the release button. Pilot was able to push insert back into place and disarm.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
22 Dec 2016 Male 19 CP Milk Hill
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Independence
Geronimo

Pilot misjudged weather and made the incorrect decision to land at the top of the hill. Due to the wind strength the pilot decided to land in the field behind take off but had insufficient height and landed on a fence damaging the wing/harnesses but otherwise unhurt.

Unhurt
16 Dec 2016 Male 38 Pilot Slimbridge sports field
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Dudek
Hadron XX
Bailey
Matrix V5S

While making 'dry run' approach in low light conditions, the pilot failed to see power lines that were partially hidden along a line of trees surrounding the chosen field. Pilot struck the power lines and sustained minor injuries.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

21 Nov 2016 Male 35 AP Tap o' Noth - bottom landing
United Kingdom


Powered PG
Powered
Wing:

Engine:

Zenith

Shortly after take-off the pilot suffered a prop failure. With no apparent impact the prop was inspected and found to have delaminated.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
21 Nov 2016 Male 60 CP Nigels
Morocco
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Atlas XA

Pilot decided to abort launch at the very last moment, by full application of control handles in order to stall wing. Could not stop and fell from front of the launch approx 5ft onto mountainside. Was assisted in collecting wing and climbing back onto launch.

Minor Injuries
17 Nov 2016 Male 51 Pilot Otiva
Spain
10-15 Km/h
Strong
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz Z3

Pilot attempted to reverse launch but was lifted off feet and the risers became twisted. Pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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