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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
23 Feb 2013 Male 0 Winter Hill
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Swing
Arcus

Pilot top landed not square into wind. Glider dropped to one side and pilot was dragged.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

15 Feb 2013 Male 54 Pilot Whiteside
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Aerodyne
Shaolin

Pilot caught foot on moss covered rock while slope landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

27 Jan 2013 Male 63 Pilot Tropicano landing
Spain
5-10 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz Z 3

Pilot misjudged approach and overshot chosen landing area. Turned to avoid pile of rubble but stalled glider from 5m landing on back.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

16 Dec 2012 Male 57 CP Stag's Fell
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Prion

Pilot did not notice that wind had shifted in the landing area and slowed glider down too much on approach. Glider stalled then spun in from 5m.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

11 Nov 2012 Female 44 Firle
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Airwave
Logic

Student failed to stand up out of harness and flare for landing. Landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

31 Oct 2012 Male 49 AP Bir
India
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Independence
Pioneer

While gliding on full speed bar the pilot had mid air collision with Griffon vulture which became entangled in glider lines. Glider stalled and after attempting to dislodge bird pilot deployed parachute. Bird fell away and pilot landed in 35m pine tree. Pilot climbed down uninjured.

Unhurt
27 Oct 2012 Male 64 CP North Hill
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Moyes
Litespeed RS

Pilot made inadequate run on take off in marginal conditions. Glider dropped a wing and rotated back into the hillside before ground looping.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

20 Oct 2012 Male 27 CP Fair Snape Fell
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

Pilot was lifted off the ground facing the wrong direction while attempting to launch in strong winds. Pilot failed to control the glider before it turned and impacted the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

20 Oct 2012 Male 60 Legzira Bowl
Morocco
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 3

Student launched but drifted to right and hit foot on large rock.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

14 Oct 2012 Male 33 Pilot Rhossili
United Kingdom
35-40 Km/h

Speedflyer/Miniwing
Foot
Ozone
Fazer

Pilot was soaring mini wing and misjudged downwind beat. Impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 26 March 2017 at 04:30:07 AM

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