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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
14 Nov 2007 Male 40 Club Pilot Maiden Castle
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Zulu medium

Pilot practising low level 360s, misjudged height and speed and crashed into hill.

Fr vertebra, fr leg, dislo foot
5 Nov 2007 Male 47 Club Pilot Western Bowl, Woldingham
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Gusts

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Gin
Rebel

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level in windy and gusty conditions. Possibility of rotor due wind being slightly off hill.

Fr legs
1 Nov 2007 Male 46 Club Pilot Baza
Spain
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Mamboo

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level having taken off in thermic breeze that was 90 degrees off the prevailing wind. Probable cause, rotor.

Fr elbow
27 Oct 2007 Male 28 Club Pilot Bir
India
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)


Pilot suffered cravat and had 2 failed attempts to deploy emergency chute then managed to recover glider and land.

mild shock
21 Oct 2007 Male 44 Novice Steyning
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Perche
smart

Student mistimed landing while attempting slope landing.

fr lower leg
21 Oct 2007 Male 48 Novice Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Ozone
Mojo

Student failed to release A risers on launch causing front collapse. Student fell forward onto shoulder.

strained shoulder
20 Oct 2007 Male 62 Novice Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Ozone
Mojo

Student gave excessive input on one control resulting in low level lock-out.

lower back
19 Oct 2007 Male 36 Novice Beddingham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
prima 30

student completed perfect top to bottom flight but caught foot on landing.

torn ankle ligaments and tendons
7 Oct 2007 Male 38 Club Pilot North Luffenham
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Windtech
Tempest

Pilot attached tow line to small metal loops on harness designed to hold front mounted emergency parachute. One of the loops snapped during tow.

none
6 Oct 2007 Male 38 Pilot Blease Fell
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Gin
Oasis

Pilot overshot landing area and skimmed across parked car before landing causing minor damage to the car.

none
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 18 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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