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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
01.09.2016 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP
Stubbington
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed but was then dragged in strong wind. Glider caught on fence and caused some minor damage.

Unhurt
29.08.2016 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP
Curium
Cyprus

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Paraglider collapsed whilst ridge soaring on a coastal site, causing the pilot to fall 15-20m impacting heavily on hillside.

Seriously Injured
26.08.2016 Female Gribbles Ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student stumbled during practice take-off run and twisted her elbow.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

24.08.2016 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Pilot
Homestead Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Powered HG

Wing:
Wills Wing
Eagle

Engine:
Flylight
Doodlebug

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot took off and motor sounded rough. Pilot carried on but had trouble gaining height. Pilot found himself with few landing opportunities and was forced to land in a field, narrowly missing power lines. Pilot had not flown in 3 years.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

24.08.2016 Male

Age:
46
Muggary Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student overflew landing area and flew into barbwire fence.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17.08.2016 Male

Age:
46
Swanborough
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot
Student did not flare on slope landing and landed with feet out front.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

15.08.2016 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot hg
Mendlesham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Very Strong
Strong Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Discus

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow


Unhurt
15.08.2016 Male

Age:
37
Warren Barn Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Ascent 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student lost balance on launch and fell over.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.08.2016 Male

Age:
36
Moel Elio
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Discus

Launch Type:
Foot
Student sprained ankle on take off run.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

09.08.2016 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Liddington Castle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Air Design
Volt 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered large deflation while on bar and at altitude while on XC. Glider entered cascade and despite 4 attempts to stall out, pilot ended up with large cravat. Pilot opted to deploy parachute as he could not guarantee being able to land safely. Parachute deployed but downplayed with glider. Pilot landed in trees uninjured.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 13 August 2022

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