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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
23.06.2020 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Pilot
Hill Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Sprint 3

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow


Unhurt
22.06.2020 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Freathy
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Lightsport

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot set up his top landing approach too far back and was caught in rotor. This caused the aircraft to crash in the field behind take off.

Seriously Injured:
Head Injuries

20.06.2020 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
Fairsnape
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Air Design
Eazy 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was inadvertently lifted on launch and dropped to the ground in a seated position, before being dragged.

Minor Injuries:
Internal Injuries

14.06.2020 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
CP
Hil Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
McPara
Eden 6

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
The launch marshal stopped a launch in progress upon noticing a disconnected suspension line. The launch was aborted and the Maillon connecting the C lines to the riser was found to be open.

Unhurt
09.06.2020 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
None
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot
Student performing "first hop" flights landed hard on two occasions and sustained injury.

Seriously Injured
09.06.2020 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
Pilot
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Phi
Maestro

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot attempted a 360 degree turn in a thermal and misjudged his height and proximity to the hill, leading to an impact with the hillside.

Minor Injuries:
Cervical Spine

08.06.2020 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Club Pilot
Butser North
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Vivo
Air Design

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot flew out of the lift band, found himself losing height and elected to perform a slope landing. He landed heavily and fell over, sustaining injury.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

08.06.2020 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
CP
Herne Bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot attempted a slope landing in wind that had changed after takeoff to be across the slope. The pilot landed hard on rough terrain.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

07.06.2020 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
AP
Westbury
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot launched with his helmet chinstrap unfastened. The helmet fell off but was prevented from falling by a power cable to a helmet mounted camera.

Unhurt
02.06.2020 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Pendle Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Very Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot experienced a large asymmetric collapse in thermic conditions and lost control of his wing, leading to an impact with the ground.

Minor Injuries:
Cervical Spine

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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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