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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
30 Oct 2002 Male 36 Club Pilot

Paraglider
Swing
Arcus

Worn pulleys discovered to be causing damage to the control lines.

24 Oct 2002 Male 23 Club Pilot Peters Paradise Greece
GR
16-24 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Vibe

Pilots foot trapped when he released speed bar, canopy suffered a collapse, pilot seen to be applying too much control during descent. IMpacted ground hard.

NONE
18 Oct 2002 Male 44 Club Pilot Peters Paradise Epidaunos
GR
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Ozone
Vibe

Canopy over flew pilot whilst attempting to launch - pilot fell over.

FRACTURED RADIUS
6 Oct 2002 Male 46 Club Pilot Monks Down
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Edel
Atlas



1 Oct 2002 Male 55 Dm
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Winch Tow
Ozone
Atom

Student jumped into the air during launch, landed heavily, tow aborted.

CHIPPED BONE ON ANKLE
1 Oct 2002 Male 25 Club Pilot

Paraglider
Swing

Parachute bridle had been cut and tied to the harness.

30 Sep 2002 Male 43 Pilgrims Farm
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Apco
Santana

Student flying canopy too slowly on low hop. When he came to land he released the controls rather than flaring and impacted a fence.

MILD CUTS AND BRUISES TO BACK AND FACE
28 Sep 2002 Male 43 Tailbridge
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Edel
Confidence

Student misjudged his height whilst making his first soaring attempt,impacted the hill.

BROKEN ANKLE
28 Sep 2002 Male 43 Tailbridge
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Edel
Confidence

Student attempting first soaring flight impacted the ground at the end of his first beat - wind speed dropped during the beat causing pg to sink.

BROKEN RIGHT LEG
28 Sep 2002 Male 37 Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Sentra

Pilot attmpted to launch with one leg strap undone. He realised before taking off and aborted the flight.

NONE
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 20 June 2018 at 05:45:06 AM

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