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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
4 Jun 2016 Male 46 P Buttermere
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Bobcat

Pilot misjudged his approach and wingtip clipped a tree causing the glider to turn off the intended path. With insufficient height to make any corrections the pilot landed on the roof of a parked car.

Unhurt
4 Jun 2016 Male 53 CP Parlick
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot


Whilst walking up the hill with an inflated wing, the emergency parachute inner container inadvertently released from the pilot's Gin Gingo 3 harness, despite the closure pins having been previously checked in their positions.

Unhurt
3 Jun 2016 Female 0 Novice Beddinham
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Element 2

Pilot under training failed to flare the glider upon landing and was injured.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

3 Jun 2016 Male 47 CP Llangollen
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Strong
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Epsilon 6

On approach to landing in strong thermic conditions, the pilot overshot the landing area and applied the controls more deeply intending to steepen the glide path. The pilot then applied full controls to flare and stalled the wing, resulting in a heavy impact with the ground.

Minor Injuries:
Pelvis

3 Jun 2016 Male 53 CP Buttermere
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 4

Pilot left thermal on lee side of hill and got caught in leeside turbulence. Glider suffered collapse and twisted risers resulting in a heavy landing.

Seriously Injured
29 May 2016 Male 48 AP Treak Cliff
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta 2

Pilot had mid-air collision with model glider while ridge soaring.

Unhurt
26 May 2016 Male 51 AP Dual Hill Rhossili Down
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
BiBeta 4

Pilot discovered that red security covers on Quick Out Karabiners had moved to the open position during a reverse tandem launch. Covers were closed position prior to launch.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
23 May 2016 Male 23 Lowca
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Atom 3

Student misjudged approach and caught foot on wall before turning in to landing area.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

22 May 2016 Male 56 Pilot Durdle Door
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence
Flight In Clouds, Fog
Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Atlas

While concentrating on another pilot the incident pilot found himself in a head-on situation with another paraglider. Both pilots turned left in an attempt to avoid the collision.

Unhurt
22 May 2016 Male 52 CP Ringstead
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while coastal soaring and deployed his emergency parachute. Visibility was not perfect due to thin, low cloud.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 September 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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