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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
16 Dec 2014 Male 30 Gribbles
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 4

Student was slope landing, landed awkwardly, twisted lower leg, on grassy terrain. He mention that he might have turned into the hill too much at last moment.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

15 Dec 2014 Male 41 CP Taucho
Spain
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 3

Pilot sunk out and had no option but to land on dirt track. Pilot overshot track and landed in storm gully, impacting the side wall.

Seriously Injured
3 Dec 2014 Male 50 Pilot Lords Seat
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Mentor

Pilot was distracted from approach plan by others shouting. Eventually realised they were shouting about a spot landing competition. The pilot made a tighter than anticipated low turn in an attempt to hit the spot and landed heavily.

Unhurt
9 Nov 2014 Female 37 Muggery
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Element 2

Student twisted knee on landing aggravating an old injury. Student did not flare fully.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

7 Nov 2014 Male 50 Legzira bowl
Morocco
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Buzz Z 2

Having carried out a perfect flight, the student made non-briefed, low turn on final approach in order to land "closer to the spot". Student crashed into parked car.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

29 Oct 2014 Male 39 Bir/ Billing Himachal Pradesh
India
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Rush 4

Pilot chose an adequate landing field but failed to see power lines on the upwind edge, turned sharply to avoid flying into the power lines and landed heavily on a turn without performing a PLF.

Seriously Injured
16 Oct 2014 Male 58 El Bosque
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 4

Student collided with a tree shortly after take off.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

16 Oct 2014 Male 55 CPC Poniente - Algodonales
Spain
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 4

Pilot had mid-air collision while attempting to turn in a thermal, close to the ridge. Both pilots deployed parachutes and landed unhurt. Video evidence shows both pilots had ample time to take avoiding action.

Unhurt
5 Oct 2014 Male 55 Pilot Knitson Hill
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mantra 4

Pilot encountered turbulence while trying to manage a low save. The glider suffered an asymmetric collapse on one tip then the other. As the glider recovered the pilot pendulumed under the glider and impacted the ridge.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

5 Oct 2014 Male 0 Milk Hill (White Horse)
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm

Paraglider
Foot


Unidentified pilot appeared to stall glider on final approach and landed heavily on his back.

Minor Injuries:
Thoracic Spine

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

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