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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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There are 2772 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
19.09.2007 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
St Andre
France

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot experienced switching wind conditions on approach to land causing him to alter approach direction. Wind changed again and pilot span glider attempting to get back into wind.

Dislo elbow, fr elbow, detached ligaments and fr vertebra.
15.09.2007 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Novice
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student suffered asymmetric while on top to bottom. Turned heavily into hill.

5 fr vertebrae
15.09.2007 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Club Pilot
Chabre Laragne
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Zulu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
While thermalling, pilot entered spiral and did not recover before impact.

Fatal.
12.09.2007 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot
Plan Fait Annecy
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Icaro
Incanto

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot had asymmetric collapse while thermalling. Over correction lead to spin and spiral. pilot deployed emergency chute and landed safely.

none
12.09.2007 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Novice
Ballygown Arran
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Joker

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student fell over after glider inflated asymmetrically .

pulled shoulder muscle
11.09.2007 Male

Age:
70

Rating:
Pilot
Llangollen
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
On launch, wing came up unevenly resulting in the pilot being dragged.

Fr Fibula
09.09.2007 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Novice
Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Pegas
Arcus 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student struggled to ground glider after good flight and landing. Was then pulled over.

torn muscle
08.09.2007 Female

Age:
42

Rating:
Novice
Hells Mouth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Student stumbled when turning to regain control of wing that had gone off to one side during reverse launch.

fr elbow, knee ligament damage
06.09.2007 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Tailbridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Skywalk
Meskal 2

Engine:
black devil

Launch Type:
Powered
Having released control handle to adjust seat, pilot noticed that prop had severed control handle causing some damage to prop.

none
05.09.2007 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was caught out by gust during reverse launch which dragged him back into a parked car before glider brought under control.

none
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Last updated: 23 April 2021

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