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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
10.11.2019 Male

Age:
70

Rating:
P
North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Triple Seven
Knight

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot launched with tangled brake. Pilot focussed on untangling brake instead of flying glider and releasing from towline. Pilot turned downwind still attached to towline. Tow operator disengaged clutch then weak-link operated. Pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
29.10.2019 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
CP
Babadag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered a cravat while on SIV course , which caused an auto-rotation spiral dive. Pilot was unable to deploy parachute in time to prevent hard entry to water.

Seriously Injured
27.10.2019 Female

Age:
25
Beddingham
United Kingdom
Other

Wing:

Launch Type:
Student was walking up the training hill and twisted her ankle

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

21.10.2019 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP
Babadag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot successfully deployed emergency parachute during SIV manoeuvre that ended with a cravat. Pilot landed unhurt but went to hospital with blood pressure issues.

Unhurt
14.10.2019 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Black Mount
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota 2

Launch Type:
Foot
While kiting his glider back up the hill the pilot noticed that the plastic maillon insert had fallen out and had allowed the maillon gate to fully open up.

Unhurt
07.10.2019 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
CP
Thurnham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was lifted off his feet by a gust but was able to face forwards and control glider. Pilot landed going backwards and was then dragged before deflating the glider.

Unhurt
02.10.2019 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
AP
Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
BiGolden3

Launch Type:
Foot
While initiating a reverse launch on his tandem paraglider the pilot noticed that the Edelrid "Foras" carabiners had become locked together during the turn stage. Pilot was able to abort the launch without incident.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
18.09.2019 Male

Age:
72

Rating:
CP
Whitewool
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Phantom

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was low on the ridge and encountered sinking air. Glider then suffered an asymmetric collapse but pilot did not have time or height to react before impacting the hillside.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

15.09.2019 Female

Age:
50

Rating:
None
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student landed crosswind and failed to flare.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

15.09.2019 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
AP
Fochriw
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach and struck a fence on attempting to land.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 7 March 2021

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