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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
03.04.2021 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Fern
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Paradis

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot slope landed and then turned drop the glider on the ground, causing a twisting injury to the knee.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

01.04.2021 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Ravenscar Cliffs (Unofficial)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 6

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot activated the speed system by pressing on the plastic coated metal loop of the Independence branded speedbar. The loop detached from the speedbar on one side (at the point where it meets the bar), rendering the loop unusable to initiate the speed system.

Unhurt
31.03.2021 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Crete Road, Folkestone
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was seen to make a sharp turn at the end of the ridge and lost control of their paraglider when they entered a spin. the pilot impacted the hillside and sustained injury.

Seriously Injured
31.03.2021 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot hit their hand on the ground as they applied the controls during a slope landing in light lift conditions.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

30.03.2021 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
AP
Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777
King

Launch Type:
Foot


Unhurt
30.03.2021 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Pilot
High & Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook 5

Launch Type:
Foot


Unhurt
25.03.2021 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Pilot
Crete Road
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
Whilst in flight, the pilot was made aware that their emergency parachute deployment handle was hanging out of their harness. The pilot landed and re-fitted the handle which had become dislodged during a previous aborted take-off.

Unhurt
21.03.2021 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP
South Harting
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Arriba 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot inflated the paraglider with lines knotted and tangled. The controls were applied hard as the pilot attempted to bring the wing under control, causing the control lines to break. The launch was abandoned.

Unhurt
21.03.2021 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP
Bratton Camp
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Base

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was flying a downwind beat close to the slope in light soaring conditions. The pilot was in a seated position in the harness and their foot caught in a rut as they skimmed the ground, ending the flight and causing injury.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

18.03.2021 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP
Longridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot made a downwind landing in wind that was off the hill, and collided with a rock hidden in the heather.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 14 May 2021

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