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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
31 Aug 2020 Male 56 AP Stanage
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Very Strong Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gin
Leopard

The paraglider suffered an asymmetric collapse that led to a cravat. The wing entered an autorotation and the pilot deployed his emergency parachute.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

17 Aug 2020 Male 71 Pilot rated Eype
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
Swing
Arcus RS

The pilot was attempting to top land and experienced a large asymmetric collapse during a rapid change in wind direction. The pilot was unable to regain full control and crashed near the front of the cliff.

Unhurt
12 Aug 2020 Male 52 AP Mam Tor
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm

Paraglider
Foot
UP
Trango X-Race

The pilot took avoiding action to prevent an aerial collision with another paraglider.

Unhurt
8 Aug 2020 Male 56 Pilot Mercury
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mantra 4

The pilot's wing was initially seen on the edge of a stall with the pilot making control inputs. The pilot impacted the ground and was evacuated to hospital.

Seriously Injured
3 Aug 2020 37 CP Baba Dag
Turkey


Paraglider
Advance
Alpha 5

The wind direction changed during acceleration phase of the pilot's launch. The pilot was unable to stop the take-off run and collided with a low wall below the launch area.

Seriously Injured
23 Jul 2020 Male 56 Pilot Thurnham
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Aspen 2 Freestyle

The pilot made a slope landing touch down but was then hoisted back into the air in thermic conditions. the wing suffered a large asymmetric collapse and the pilot impacted the ground.

Seriously Injured
22 Jul 2020 Male 48 CP Woolacombe
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Nova
Ion 3

The pilot was on a soaring beat that had a downwind element as the wind direction had changed. The pilot lost height and was unable to run off the speed as he hit the ground.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

20 Jul 2020 Male 44 CP Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
UP
Makalu 4

The pilot clipped the wing of another thermalling paraglider pilot, causing entanglement with the other's rear lines. They separated and landed.

Unhurt
19 Jul 2020 Male 43 CP Mam Tor NW
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Sol
Atmus 2

The pilot attempted a low turn into wind on landing approach and stalled the paraglider, resulting in a hard landing.

Minor Injuries
19 Jul 2020 Female 47 Pilot Pleney
France
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Speedflyer/Miniwing
Foot
Swing
Mirage (Mk.1)

The pilot tripped whilst running off the landing and fell, causing injury.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 22 September 2020 at 05:45:10 AM

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