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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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There are 2836 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
10.09.2002 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Club Pilot
Chamonix
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Xact

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Whilst attempting to utilise small strong thermal lift canopy suffered a collapse which developed into a spin. Pilot unable to correct situation deployed reserve which did not open fully, impacted ground heavily.

CUT ELBOW AND BRUISED RIBS
08.09.2002 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Club Pilot
Nont Sarah
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Allegra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot attempting to slope land with insufficient airspeed resulted in the canopys right wing collapsing followed by a spin into the hill.

Right Shoulder dislocated, to Calderdale NHS Trust
08.09.2002 Female

Age:
48

Rating:
Club Pilot
Atherfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
FLYING PLANET
Astir

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
PG pilot concerned that a helicopter flying downwind of the ridge she was soaring on passed too close.

08.09.2002 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Atherfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Vibe

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Helicopter pssed behind pilots soaring ridge.

04.09.2002 Male

Wing:

Launch Type:
Reported by telephone. Disabled after taught by friend.

disabled
03.09.2002 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Haig Pit
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Saphir

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
During a top landing attempt the pilot realised that he was in danger of landing close to some parked cars at the downwind end of the field. At the last minute he decided to try to land behind the cars, but was unable to turn quickly enough to avoid them.

none
01.09.2002 Male

Age:
43
Warren Hill Low
United Kingdom

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details.

Sprained ankle, 1st aid applied and to casulaty
01.09.2002 Male Warren Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
FLYING PLANET
Astair

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student failed to gain sufficient airspeed on launch and attempted to jump into the air.

TWISTED ANKLE
31.08.2002 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Pilot
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Allegra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst out landing the pilot initiated a right hand turn to enter his intended field. The canopy entered a spiral at approximately 50ft and the pilot impacted the ground.

Bruising to back and arm, went to GP few days later
29.08.2002 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Marfield Beacon
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
No details.

Fractured hip and Leg, Helicopter to hospital
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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