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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
22 Feb 2015 Male 17 None Waldingfield Airfield
United Kingdom


Paraglider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Unknown

Untrained and unqualified pilot was attempting to paraglide by being towed behind a car. He was using a fixed line with no release mechanism or weak link.

Seriously Injured
21 Feb 2015 Male 0 Pilot Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Flying Planet
Spirit II

Main chest buckle became unfastened in flight despite pre-flight check. Pilot was able to refasten in flight and land safely.

Unhurt
20 Feb 2015 Male 49 CP Sarangot
Nepal
0-5 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Chili 3

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while thermalling in close proximity. They became entangled and both pilots deployed their parachutes and landed safely.

Unhurt
18 Feb 2015 Male 38 None Barton On Sea
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h

Paraglider
Foot
Unknown

Unqualified pilot misjudged approach and was dragged into a parked car.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17 Feb 2015 Male 54 CP Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Carrera

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while thermalling. The pilot became entangled in the other glider and both pilots/gliders drifted into the hill landing heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17 Feb 2015 Female 54 Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Sprint Evo

Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while ridge soaring. Other pilot became entangled in pilot's glider and both pilots collided heavily with slope.

Minor Injuries
8 Feb 2015 Male 63 P Blorenge
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Safari

Tandem glider sunk out more quickly than expected during last few feet of final approach. Pilot and passenger fell over on landing.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

6 Feb 2015 Male 0 Under EP Training Dicki Danda
Nepal
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
ION 2

Student failed to control the paraglider post launch. He failed to steer the glider directly into wind, this resulted in the glider drifting to the left over a steeper section of terrain without sufficient ground clearance. Impacting the back of his legs and bruising his calf muscles.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

2 Feb 2015 Male 40 CP Ronda la Vieja
Spain
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Mescal

Pilot failed to control glider on landing and was dragged.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

27 Jan 2015 Male 50 Pilot Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin
Carrera

Pilot took avoiding action to avoid another glider approaching head on. Avoiding action took pilot into contact with third glider.

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

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