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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
24 Apr 2006 Male 33 Pilot Rushup Edge
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Mac
Eden 3

Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and spiraled into hill.

fr elbow
22 Apr 2006 Male 40 Club Pilot Bo Peep
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Pegas
Arcus

Pilot allowed himself to get low on the ridge with a tailwind and in sinking air. Did not leave enough time or room to turn out and landed heavily.

fr fibula
16 Apr 2006 Male 38 Club Pilot Llety Siac
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
FreeX
Flair

Pilot landed in wind conditions and attempted to deflate glider using A risers. Glider deflated but immediately reinflated dragging pilot into large rock. Serious injury (or worse) prevented by helmet.

concussion, bruising.
15 Apr 2006 Male 53 Club Pilot Glyder Fach
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Wave

Pilot dumped down (probably by unforeseen rotor) from low level while flying over rocky terrain.

fr tib and fib
12 Apr 2006 Male 37 Novice Currium
Cyprus
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Assisted)
Apco
Fiesta

Student suffered asymmetric collapse on an assisted forward launch. Student did not correct the ensuing turn and crashed into hillside.

fr foot/ankle
5 Apr 2006 Male 48 Pilot Comb Gibbet
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Independence
Excalibur

Pilot infringed airspace whilst attempting flight that was impossible due to airspace changes made some years ago.

none
5 Apr 2006 Male 40 Novice Currium
Cyprus
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Swing
Arcus 3

Student overshot landing area and landed on rough ground twisting leg.

torn muscle
5 Apr 2006 Male 51 Novice Hay Bluff
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Alpha 3

Student was pulled over having completed successful slope landing.

grazed arm
11 Mar 2006 Female 52 Novice Darley Moor
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Ozone
Atom 2

Glider came up unevenly due to uneven pressure on risers by student. Tow launch aborted but student twisted knee when turning to collapse glider.

sprained knee
27 Feb 2006 Male 41 Pilot Dickie Danda
Nepal
8-16 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Advance
Sigma 6

On final approach pilot hit lift and decided to 360. He then hit sink and attempted to make initial approach and landing. Pilot landed heavily while in pendulum having turned tightly to make initial landing area.

fr foot
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 15 December 2018 at 05:45:08 AM

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