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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports are available in summary form for the following wing types:

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There are 2772 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
05.05.2007 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Glyders
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic Fr3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse in turbulent conditions. Glider recovered with cravatte leading to spiral. pilot deployed emergency chute but landed among rocks sustaining bruising.

bruises
04.05.2007 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Glider went off-line slightly on tow. Student did not release A frame when glider struck ground.

fr humerus
02.05.2007 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
FLPA
West Cowick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Engine:
PAP
Top 80 1250

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot released brake to get into seat. Brake handle contacted prop causing minor damage.

none
30.04.2007 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Club Pilot
Coniston Old Man
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot flared on landing in breeze and was lifted back up and dumped in gully.

bruising, cut hand
28.04.2007 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Mundesley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Grid

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged approach in strong conditions and landed on car roof.

25.04.2007 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Cairnwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Mustang 1

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was pulled off feet and dragged across when thermal came through during launch.

cuts and bruises
24.04.2007 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Barton-On-Sea
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot failed to notice change in wind conditions and failed to make landing area, landing in sea in 2ft of water.

22.04.2007 Male

Age:
16

Rating:
Novice
Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Parascender

Wing:
Waterbird
Jumbo

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Student landed heavily and did not carry out good plf.

fr ankle
21.04.2007 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Deptford
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litesport 4

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot jumped into glider on aerotow launch then stalled a wing as he pushed out to prevent dropping. Locked out at low level and crashed in vertically.

fr clavicles
21.04.2007 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Club Pilot
The Gyrn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Z-One

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Low airtime pilot caught out by change of wind direction. Ended up flying downwind close to hill and collided with fence.

cuts and bruises
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Last updated: 23 April 2021

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