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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
02.06.2020 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP
Leckhampton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 5

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was seen to attempt a top landing in gusty thermic conditions. The wing was seen to suffer asymmetric collapses at low level that led to the pilot impacting the hill.

Seriously Injured
01.06.2020 Male Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
A launch assistant inadvertently deployed the emergency parachute during a tandem launch. The launch was aborted with the aid of a bystander who helped to secure the wing and emergency parachute.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
31.05.2020 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Not stated
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
T2c

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged distance on approach to landing and failed to maintain sufficient airspeed to flare, leading to a heavy landing.

Unhurt
30.05.2020 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Pilot
Abingdon Airfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Other

Wing:
Harley
Harley

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Upon release of the tow line, pilot induced a full stall and spin. During spin the break line snapped. Canopy self recovered. Pilot landed safely into wind using the rear risers.

Unhurt
30.05.2020 Male

Rating:
CP
Malverns Black Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Rigid Hang Glider

Wing:
ICARO
Stratos

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of the glider due to a failure in the control system, and collided with trees. He subsequently found that a spoiler wire was tangled around a rib.

Minor Injuries
30.05.2020 Male

Rating:
CP
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was too low to turn to the landing field, being in close proximity to a line of trees between the slope he was flying and the landing field. He was seen to collide with the slope.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

30.05.2020 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP
Abingdon Army Base
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Other

Wing:
Harley
Harley 288

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
The pilot attempted to fly back to launch and was not able to turn into wind to land. He attempted a crosswind landing on tarmac at speed and sustained injury.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

28.05.2020 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Ground handling Field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was ground handling his paraglider when some lines became snagged and damaged, having been caught around the ski goggle clip on the rear of his Sup Air "Pilot" helmet. Upon inspection he found that the screw casing for the clip (set into the moulded helmet shell) was protruding beyond the shell of the helmet. This caused the snag and damage to the lines.

Unhurt
27.05.2020 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Pilot
High & Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
The wind direction changed during top landing approach. The pilot impacted hard and collided with a fence.

Minor Injuries
27.05.2020 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
CP
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Arktik

Launch Type:
Foot


Unhurt
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Last updated: 4 March 2021

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