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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
29 Jul 2017 Male 60 AP Milk Hill, White Horse
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Zeno

Pilot slope landed but did not collapse the glider quickly enough and was dragged across the slope.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

28 Jul 2017 Male 57 Pilot Pena negra
Spain
10-15 Km/h
Moderate

Paraglider
Foot
Bgd
Cure

When coming in to land in steep wind gradient, pilot began descending more vertically with rolling left turn. Pilot swung out and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

25 Jul 2017 Male 39 Big Collin,
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Firebird
F1rst

Student flared late and tripped while running off excess speed.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

25 Jul 2017 Male 36 CP Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 5

Pilot took off in light conditions and attempted a slope landing when he did not gain any height. Pilot came in quickly and caught foot on landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

17 Jul 2017 Male 50 CP Kettle Sings
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Advance
Iota

During pre-flight check pilot noticed that a line had been incorrectly routed. The glider had just had a comprehensive service and some lines had been replaced. Pilot was able to re-route the line onsite.

Unhurt
17 Jul 2017 Male 57 CP Hat Bluff
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Swing
Arcus 5

Pilot stalled wing at low level having applied brake in lifting air.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

17 Jul 2017 Male 60 Pilot Bear Down, Dartmoor
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Iota

Pilot misjudged a 360 and collided with the hill.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

13 Jul 2017 Male 49 Pilot Milk Hill / White Horse
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Air Design
Rise2

Pilot lost control of glider having kited wing back up slope then attempted reverse launch. On launching the pilot discovered a cravat on one wingtip resulting in loss of control.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

12 Jul 2017 Male 52 Blaenavon
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Mescal 5

Pilot under training on his final task of qualification decided without warning to perform a 360 close to the hill in the lift. fell out of the lift and impacted the top of the hill downwind.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

12 Jul 2017 Male 51 CP Bo Peep
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 5

Pilot misjudged wind on top landing and caught barbwire fence.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 21 February 2018 at 04:30:08 AM

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