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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 2836 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
24.04.2006 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Pilot
Rushup Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac
Eden 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and spiraled into hill.

fr elbow
22.04.2006 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Pegas
Arcus

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot allowed himself to get low on the ridge with a tailwind and in sinking air. Did not leave enough time or room to turn out and landed heavily.

fr fibula
16.04.2006 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Llety Siac
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Flair

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot landed in wind conditions and attempted to deflate glider using A risers. Glider deflated but immediately reinflated dragging pilot into large rock. Serious injury (or worse) prevented by helmet.

concussion, bruising.
15.04.2006 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Club Pilot
Glyder Fach
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot dumped down (probably by unforeseen rotor) from low level while flying over rocky terrain.

fr tib and fib
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
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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