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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
04.05.2002 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Club Pilot
Kennel Farm
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Whilst Operator was setting guillotines on Koch winch splicing on braided nylon rope failed as he pushed down on bar causing him to fall forward and hit his face on drum.

Cut to Chin Bruizing to cheek bone
04.05.2002 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Pilot
Hillend Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Promise

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst collapsing the canopy following landing a gust caused the canopy to inflate pulling the pilot up and backwards. The pilots helmet hit a fence and snagged as the rest of his body was pulled over the fence.

Concussion & Strained muscle in neck
04.05.2002 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Club Pilot
Kennel Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Following a tow launch the pilot flew downwind back to launch. He failed to turn into wind to landed - downwind landing.

03.05.2002 Female

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot

United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta S

Launch Type:
Brummel hooks were wider than 1mm suggested gap - discovered upon inspection.

03.05.2002 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Dora
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Carbon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Following a soaring flight the pilot appraoched the top landing by making a downwind leg then turning into wind. On turning into wind the pilot realised his glider wasnt penetrating forward. At 20ft his canopy collapsed and he fell to the ground.

Broken right Wrist- fractured lower radius
25.04.2002 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Shinning Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Amour159

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Following a short xc flight the pilot misjudged his approach into a field clipping the roof of a barn on his final turn into wind. The glider rotated left and then inverted.

Sprained Left Wrist Bruised Hip
24.04.2002 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Hill Farm, Norfolk.

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Off Piste
Discovery

Engine:
Radne 120

Launch Type:
Powered
During flight a spring from the exhaust broke from its mounting and fell into the propellor which catapulted it into the sail causing a tear.

24.04.2002 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Club Pilot
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered HG

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
During an early power launch the pilot released the power once airborne and then immediately flared the glider causing the right wing to stall and touch the ground, the glider rotaed about this wing and impacted the ground.

21.04.2002 Male

Age:
25
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
FreeX
Sun

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student tripped and fell whilst ground handling the canopy.

Unspecified injury to R arm/shoulder.
20.04.2002 Male

Age:
19
Barton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Mistral

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
During a tow launch the canopy gained 6ft altitude before descending due to lack of tension - as it did so the pilots body rotated resulting in the injury.

Unspecified injury to left leg.
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Last updated: 24 September 2021

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