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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
12.04.2006 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Novice
Currium
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Student suffered asymmetric collapse on an assisted forward launch. Student did not correct the ensuing turn and crashed into hillside.

fr foot/ankle
05.04.2006 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Comb Gibbet

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Excalibur

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot infringed airspace whilst attempting flight that was impossible due to airspace changes made some years ago.

none
05.04.2006 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Novice
Currium
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student overshot landing area and landed on rough ground twisting leg.

torn muscle
05.04.2006 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Novice
Hay Bluff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student was pulled over having completed successful slope landing.

grazed arm
18.03.2006 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Offpiste
Discovery 195

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Whilst monitoring conditions on a windy launch, lone pilot appears to have been ground looped by gust, crashing heavily head first.

concussion, bruising
11.03.2006 Female

Age:
52

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 2

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Glider came up unevenly due to uneven pressure on risers by student. Tow launch aborted but student twisted knee when turning to collapse glider.

sprained knee
27.02.2006 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Dickie Danda
Nepal

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
On final approach pilot hit lift and decided to 360. He then hit sink and attempted to make initial approach and landing. Pilot landed heavily while in pendulum having turned tightly to make initial landing area.

fr foot
26.02.2006 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Famara
Spain

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic Kiss 154

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
HG pilot took off while not clipped in. Hung onto A frame until clear then deployed emergency chute landing on rocky slope.

fr arm, shoulder. concussion
26.02.2006 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Skyline Drive
Jamaica

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot encountered strong sidewind when on final approach, probably caused by strong thermic activity at landing area. Pilot landed heavily. PLF saved more severe damage.

fr fibula
31.01.2006 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
Novice
Newlyn Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Mars

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student did not reduce speed or flare on landing and glider nosed in.

dislo elbow
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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