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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
03.06.2016 Female

Rating:
Novice
Beddinham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot under training failed to flare the glider upon landing and was injured.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

29.05.2016 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Monk's Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
U-2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was too slow and too high on approach to landing. Glider turned on landing and flipped over damaging uprights and tip wand.

Unhurt
29.05.2016 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
AP
Treak Cliff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with model glider while ridge soaring.

Unhurt
26.05.2016 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
AP Dual Hill
Rhossili Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
BiBeta 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot discovered that red security covers on Quick Out Karabiners had moved to the open position during a reverse tandem launch. Covers were closed position prior to launch.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
25.05.2016 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
Open field, with informal consent, not registered,Cotmarsh, Broadtownsh,
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered HG

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot did not carry out a proper pre-flight check and took off not directly into wind. Pilot then pushed out without correct airspeed resulting in a turn and stall. Pilot uninjured but prop damaged.

Unhurt
23.05.2016 Male

Age:
23
Lowca
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student misjudged approach and caught foot on wall before turning in to landing area.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

22.05.2016 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Ringstead
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while coastal soaring and deployed his emergency parachute. Visibility was not perfect due to thin, low cloud.

Unhurt
22.05.2016 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Durdle Door
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Flight In Clouds, Fog
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
While concentrating on another pilot the incident pilot found himself in a head-on situation with another paraglider. Both pilots turned left in an attempt to avoid the collision.

Unhurt
21.05.2016 Male Warren Barn Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Ascent

Launch Type:
Foot
A pilot under training failed to control the glider during a forward launch and was dragged, incurring injury.

Minor Injuries
17.05.2016 Male

Rating:
Pilot
St Hilaire de Touvet
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Sport 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot made a ramp launch in thermic conditions with a cross wind. During the launch sequence the cross wind lifted the right wing tip causing the glider to turn left back towards the mountainside, where it impacted young trees, causing light damage to the glider.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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