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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
10.06.2018 Male

Age:
49
Swanborough
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio 2

Launch Type:
Student flew into the slope while attempting to soar. Student was twisting in the harness.

Unhurt
10.06.2018 Female

Age:
36
Swanborough
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Elememt 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Whist ground-handling in a very light wind, the student was picked up by a small dust devil/thermal. She went up about 1.5m and then landed on her side hitting her head on the ground.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

09.06.2018 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP
Llantysillio
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Koyot 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot overflew the small landing area due to unexpected lift then ended up worring that he wouldn't manage to cross a fence. Pilot turned left for a hard landing but hit the far side of a ditch with straight legs.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

06.06.2018 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Corndon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted a slope landing but caught foot on rock hidden in undergrowth.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

03.06.2018 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
CP
Clough Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 8

Launch Type:
Foot
After approximately 40 Minutes of flying pilot felt an increased amount of friction in brake line and the small ceramic keeper ring. On closer inspection of the brake line, it was apparent that it had become worn to the point of the outer sheath failing. On inspecting the keeper ring, pilot noticed that a small worn area had developed and become sharp which had over time damaged the brake line.

Unhurt
02.06.2018 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Barton Airfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot stalled glider on approach to landing resulting in an asymmetric collapse. The glider recovered allowing the pilot to land but the glider landed on a bush.

Unhurt
02.06.2018 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Pilot
Barton Airfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot had asymmetric collapse at approx 30m and landed between bushes outside of the airfield.

Unhurt
02.06.2018 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP
Buttermere Festival
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sup Air
Leaf

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged landing approach in light wind conditions. Pilot ran out of landing area and collided with a food van and bystander.

Unhurt
02.06.2018 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
AP
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made a slope landing but got his foot caught on uneven ground.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

01.06.2018 Female

Age:
33

Rating:
Qualified Pilot
Poniente
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Low airtime Pilot struck power lines while making landing approach.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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