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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
12.05.2019 Male

Age:
55
Heol Senni
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was flying close to the hill and despite being instructed to turn away, collided with the hill and was unable to run off the speed. Student stated he was in two minds whether to attempt a top landing.

Pilot
Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
:
Feet, Legs

12.05.2019 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Arak

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to top land in apparent light winds. Pilot was unable to run off landing speed despite a full flare. Pilot fell over on landing.

Seriously Injured
06.05.2019 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
CP
Coast Run
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was on a Coastal Soaring Run and did not realise the wind had switched. The pilot was low at the time and landed downwind on rocks.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

06.05.2019 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Coombe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot allowed himself to get distracted and connected risers wrong way round. On launch pilot found he was facing backwards. Pilot maintained control and bottom landed on his feet walking backwards.

Unhurt
06.05.2019 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Lulworth Cove
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Very Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Whilst soaring on the coast pilot flew into rotor having not noticed a change in the wind direction. The glider suffered an asymmetric collapse and the pilot landed heavily, colliding with a wire fence.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

29.04.2019 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Babadag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot called 'Takeoff' and proceeded to reverse launch. Pilot got the glider under control and proceeded to take off. The glider was flying with the pilot about 1.5m off the ground when a Tandem pilot with passenger reversed launched his wing into the path of the flying pilot. The wings entangled and the flying pilot crashed onto the takeoff suffering minor scrapes.

Minor Injuries
23.04.2019 Male

Age:
69

Rating:
Pilot
Primrose Valley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed in front of where intended on top of the cliff. Pilot tripped and fell forward and hit head hard on the wooden fence that surrounded the cliffs.

Seriously Injured:
Head Injuries

22.04.2019 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Col de la Forclaz
France
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
While hanging in a static simulator practising reserve throws, pilot had extreme difficulty extracting parachute from the harness.

Unhurt
20.04.2019 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Pilot
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Xi

Launch Type:
Foot
On attempting to launch the pilot was caught out by a strong thermal. The pilot lost control of the glider and was dragged back towards bystanders. One go the glider suspension lines caught a child round his neck. The child was not seriously injured.

Unhurt
20.04.2019 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
CP
Piedra Bonita
Brazil

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off for top to bottom flight but did not notice knot in B/C lines. Pilot tried to remove the knot by pulling on the lines but the glider entered a spiral dive at approx 20-30m above the trees. Glider caught trees and pilot landed heavily but unhurt.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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