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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
13.08.2017 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Sibson, Nuneaton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Rigid Hang Glider

Wing:
Air Design
ATOS VR

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot released from aerotow when glider went off-line before getting airborne. The right wing tip touched down pulling the pilot out of the trolley causing damage to an upright.

Minor Injuries
13.08.2017 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pre cp
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Student went off line on take-off and did not apply enough corrective control. Winch operator guillotined the line but student landed heavily having failed to counter the pendulum.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

11.08.2017 Female

Age:
45

Rating:
AP
Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Zeno

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had taken off in changing wind conditions and with the sea breeze coming in. While low in front of the hill attempting to thermal out, the pilot experienced turbulence and suffered a 50% asymmetric collapse. Due to low height the pilot was unable to regain control before crash landing on the road below.

Seriously Injured
10.08.2017 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Bradwell
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed out in non-crop, non-stock field after BPC task and was assaulted by farmer who drove over pilot's wing.

Unhurt
06.08.2017 Male

Age:
15

Rating:
CP
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off towards a thermal but got speed system caught up in stirrup. Pilot was flying towards another pilot and was unsure what to do as he felt he could not turn. Pilots narrowly missed each other then pilot was able to untangle speed system and continue flying.

Unhurt
04.08.2017 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Pena Negra
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot entered strong sink and was unable to make intended landing field. Pilot stalled from 4m while attempting to miss perimeter stone wall.

Seriously Injured
29.07.2017 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
AP
Milk Hill, White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Zeno

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot slope landed but did not collapse the glider quickly enough and was dragged across the slope.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

28.07.2017 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Pena negra
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Paraglider

Wing:
Bgd
Cure

Launch Type:
Foot
When coming in to land in steep wind gradient, pilot began descending more vertically with rolling left turn. Pilot swung out and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

25.07.2017 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
CP
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off in light conditions and attempted a slope landing when he did not gain any height. Pilot came in quickly and caught foot on landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

25.07.2017 Male

Age:
39
Big Collin,
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
F1rst

Launch Type:
Foot
Student flared late and tripped while running off excess speed.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 28 July 2021

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