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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
27.10.2017 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
None
Hay bluff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student did not complete flare and may have caught foot on uneven ground. Student landed on his feet and ran a few steps.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

15.10.2017 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Barton On Sea
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Nevada

Launch Type:
Foot
While ridge soaring in light conditions and on a downwind beat, the pilot struck an outcrop on the top of the cliff.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

14.10.2017 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
None
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student stained thigh while landing normally.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

13.10.2017 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
AP
Algodonales (Poniente)
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Eden 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by change in wind direction on launch and was dragged into other pilots.

Unhurt
08.10.2017 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
CP
DUNGIVEN WEST
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Unknown

Engine:
PAP I THINK

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot tripped on launch and cut nose on spectacles.

Minor Injuries
08.10.2017 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
AP
Croft farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
LS3

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot got out of shape on the tow and released from the tow line at about 100 ft agl. Attempted to return to the airstrip but had insufficient height to complete the turn and impacted the ground.

Minor Injuries
08.10.2017 Male

Age:
47
Ruddlers North
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Pioneer

Launch Type:
Foot
Student on phase 4 of EP training failed to flare on landing resulting in heavy impact.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

08.10.2017 Female

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Rhossili
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was involved in mid-air collision while coastal soaring. Both pilots were able to continue flying.

Unhurt
08.10.2017 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Anakis 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was coming in to slope land, did final turn into wind and noticed reserve had dropped out of pouch and was trailing on ground. Suspects he caught/knocked handle and accidentally pulled pin.

Unhurt
04.10.2017 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
CP
Baba Dag
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Reverse Launch, asymetric collapse, wing inflated, pilot hesitated, aborted late and tripped.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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