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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
6 Jul 2014 Male 15 CP Bradwell
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Pilot was lifted by a gust while attempting to launch his paraglider. He was dragged back and crashed into a woman who was waiting for a tender flight. Both pilot and woman were dragged into a wall.

Unhurt
5 Jul 2014 Male 40 Pilot Woolacombe
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Wills Wing
Falcon 3 Tandem

As wheels prepared to touch down on bottom landing, slight weight shift from passenger and pilot caused one wheel to touch on longer grass. Base bar caught thicker grass and instead of the wheels rolling glider suddenly stopped and nosed into ground.

Pilot
Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

Passenger
Minor Injuries
2 Jul 2014 Male 55 Pilot Chabre
France
0-5 Km/h
Moderate
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Mac Para
Eden 5

Pilot got low during comp and decided to make safe landing option. The chosen field turned out to be steeper than anticipated and in the lee of some trees. While attempting a slope landing the pilot dropped from approx. 1m and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

1 Jul 2014 Female 40 AP Chabre
France
10-15 Km/h
Strong
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz 4

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider having assumed he would follow an expected course.

Unhurt
30 Jun 2014 Male 46 AP Mam Tor East Face
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Omega 8

While ridge soaring in the same direction but with only 5m vertical separation, two paragliders narrowly avoided a mid air collision.

Unhurt
25 Jun 2014 Male 0 Pinnacle Hill, also known as Kettle Sings
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Strong
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot


Pilot took off with a full twist in his risers. As he became airborne his foot caught in the lines of another glider laid out on the slope. While still out of control and approx 2m above the ground, the line came away from the fabric of the other glider and realised the pilot's foot.

Unhurt
24 Jun 2014 Male 50 AP Col de Forclaz
France
25-30 Km/h
Strong
Strong Turbulence

Rigid Hang Glider
Foot
AIR
VR10T



Seriously Injured
24 Jun 2014 Female 36 P Plan Fait
France
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Safari

Tandem pilot landed downwind as wind switched while on landing approach. Glider suffered 75% asymmetric collapse at approx 5m due to turbulence from switched wind direction.

Pilot
Minor Injuries

Passenger
Minor Injuries
24 Jun 2014 Male 53 Pilot South of Devils Dyke
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Apco
Fiesta 2
None

Glider stalled from approx 1.5m while pilot was being tow launched. Pilot notice glider was offline and applied some brake to bring the glider into line with the towline. It stalled though the pilot suspects it may already have begun to stall before he made the brake input.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

23 Jun 2014 Male 57 Muggery
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Element

Pilot did not get legs down while attempting a slope landing. Leg became caught under harness on landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 November 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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