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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
15 Jun 2008 Male 55 Novice Muggery
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Karma M

Student accidentally induced pitch while getting into harness just prior to slope/top landing. Did not flare enough when landing.

Fr ankle
15 Jun 2008 Female 34 Club Pilot Bradwell
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gin
Yeti

Pilot was dragged over wall and fence having tried to forward launch in reverse launch conditions.

Fr elbow
11 Jun 2008 Male 50 Advanced Pilot St Catherines Down
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Independence
Speed 5

Having just taken off on a tandem flight the glider flew through a lull which forced the pilot to land on a lower shelf. The passengers feet became tangled in undergrowth causing both pilot and passenger to fall.

None
9 Jun 2008 Male 62 Pilot Bo Peep
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Axis
Vega 2

Pilot had mid-air collision with hang glider pilot while thermalling. Became wrapped up on hang glider so threw emergency chute.

Sprained ankle, minor cuts.
7 Jun 2008 Male 45 Novice Darley Moor
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Ozone
Element S

Student went off line slightly during low (3m) towed flights. Winch powered off and student landed awkwardly.

Fr leg
6 Jun 2008 Male 45 Pilot Buttermere Moss
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Aerodyne
Jumbe 29

Pilot misjudged wind conditions on final approach and landed short, hitting car in car park.

None
1 Jun 2008 Male 48 Club Pilot Dodd Fell
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
U-Turn
Infinity

Pilot misjudged approach on top landing and landed downwind heavilly.

Fr vertebra T12
31 May 2008 Male 31 Novice Blaenavon
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Dudek
Vox

Student went over on ankle during takeoff run.

Dislocated ankle
28 May 2008 Male 39 Novice Curium
Cyprus
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student landed correctly but caught foot on uneven ground.

Sprained ankle
27 May 2008 Male 38 Pilot Blaenavon
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 4

While on final approach and at approx. 10m agl the harness chest buckle came undone making the glider more difficult to control. This was the second occasion this had occurred. Harness taken out of service.

None
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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