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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
09.04.2017 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
CP
Gemona
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Bgd
Base

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered a frontal collapse which then led to a cravat. This subsequently led to a spiral dive, pilot tried to regain control of the wing and remove the cravat but to no avail. Reserve deployed when it was clear that there was insufficient height to regain control but was to low to deploy fully. Pilot spiral into the tree canopy and then impacted the ground.

Seriously Injured:
Thoracic Spine

08.04.2017 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Pilot
Ballard down
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered cravat while coastal soaring and lost height in recovering. Pilot landed in the sea but was able to swim to a cave and recover kit. Pilot rescued by RNLI.

Unhurt
08.04.2017 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made 360 degree turn in front of hill in weak lift. Glider began to spin then stalled and pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

08.04.2017 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Fairsnape/Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Triple 7
Queen

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot entered thermal in strong, punchy conditions. Glider began to spin then entered parachutal stall to the ground 30m below.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

08.04.2017 Male

Age:
32
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot
Student attempted to launch but glider came up to one side. Student told to abort launch but continued and dived over a fence landing on shoulder.

Seriously Injured
07.04.2017 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
CP
Mount subasio
Italy

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Hook

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had almost taken off but sat back in harness before the glider was fully flying. Pilot collided with slope fracturing his leg.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

06.04.2017 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot sat in harness too soon while launching. Pilot attempted to run but swung forward into the ground.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

05.04.2017 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
AP
Fairbourne
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
RX Pro

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed heavily in area of known rotor.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

02.04.2017 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
AP
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot narrowly missed mid-air collision while ridge soaring. Hang glider coming from opposite direction suddenly began turning in a thermal without first clearing the space.

Unhurt
02.04.2017 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Soaring close to slope in light conditions. Pilot failed to have feet out of harness, slope landed too fast and caught right hand against grassy slope, breaking bone in wrist.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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