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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
02.03.2004 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Pilot
Ibituruna
Brazil

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged landing and was still in turn when landing falling onto hand.

fr wrist
01.03.2004 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Club Pilot
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Airwave
K5

Engine:
mosquito

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot took off with high angle of attack and stalled one wing at 15ft.

fr arm
15.02.2004 Male

Age:
21

Rating:
Novice
Marina Farm
Kenya

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student did not run on landing and stuck legs out spraining right ankle.

spr ankle
15.02.2004 Male

Age:
24

Rating:
Novice

Kenya

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Glider went off to one side on launch and student was pulled over spraining his ankle.

spr ankle
11.02.2004 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
Taucho
Spain

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Tetra

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot tripped while attempting a forward launch.

fr wrist
02.02.2004 Male

Age:
55
Beer Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot took off with too high angle of attack and stalled a wing due to a combination of flying too slowly and having fuzzy hair.

concussion, fuzzy hair.
20.01.2004 Female

Age:
29

Rating:
Novice
Sheruti Hill
Kenya

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student fell forward onto hands and knees on landing causing some bruising to finger.

bruised finger
19.01.2004 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Novice
Sheroti Hill
Kenya

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student twisted knew while turning to face canopy in order to collapse it after flight.

twisted knee
18.01.2004 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Novice
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student flew into bush having failed to turn at end of ridge. Landed on side rather than legs.

bruised side
18.01.2004 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Harting
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Hang Glider Rigid

Wing:
La Mouette
Top Secret

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot attempted upslope landing but had lost more height than expected and did not have time to pull full flaps. Landed from 8-10ft and went over on ankle.

fr ankle
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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