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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 Jun 2018 Male 0 Pilot/Coach Wrynose.
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Advance
Iota2

Pilot caught harness on rock while pushing back to the front of the ridge in weak conditions. Glider collapsed causing pilot to fall on to grassy area below. Pilot was then dragged through boulders as glider reinflated.

Minor Injuries
27 Jun 2018 Male 60 CP Treak Cliff
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Moderate
Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Unknown

Pilot landed in a tree attempting to avoid power lines having been unable to penetrate in strong conditions.

Unhurt
27 Jun 2018 Male 50 CP BALLYCARY FIELD
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Foot


Pilot lost control of his glider on approach to landing. Possible collapse/stall. Pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
25 Jun 2018 Male 47 Skiddaw
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Ion 3

Student on final approach to land in field, came in too high in nil wind and put in a hard turn just before landing as was worried he was running out of room. Glider swung towards ground as pilot flared hard, pilots arm hit ground fully outstretched during flair resulting in injury to wrist.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

24 Jun 2018 Male 49 CP Cutthorpe
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Praavis
Acrobat

Engine:

Bailey
175

Pilot veered towards dry stone wall while heavily loaded, not realising his trimmers were asymmetrically set. Pilot clipped top of wall and fell down the other side.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

23 Jun 2018 Male 41 CP Hundred House
United Kingdom

Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while turning into final approach. Pilot landed heavily on one leg.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

23 Jun 2018 Male 37 CP Mount Caburn
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Unknown
Unknown

Pilot crash landed in a deep water ditch sustaining injuries to his legs. Pilot was rescued by other pilots as he was in danger of drowning.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

23 Jun 2018 Male 50 CP Westbury
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Strong Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Wills Wing
Sport 2

Pilot made hurried launch in order to catch thermal upcycle, but failed to check true wind direction and made uncoordinated take-off with insufficient speed. Glider turned in towards side of hill sharply. Pilot applied full control weight shift to avoid collision with hill and went on to complete normal flight.

Unhurt
19 Jun 2018 Male 53 Pilot Montmin
France
5-10 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Epsilon 8

Pilot took off and encountered stronger than expected head wind. Pilot was then unable to reach intended landing fields resulting in an unplanned landing. Pilot turned into wind too late and collided with slope.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

18 Jun 2018 Male 61 Forclaz
France
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Iota

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse shortly after launching. The glider turned 180 degrees with no obvious pilot input and crashed into the hillside.

Seriously Injured
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 19 November 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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