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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports are available in summary form for the following wing types:

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
09.11.2020 Male

Age:
71

Rating:
Pilot
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was practising ground handling. He was unintentionally lifted off the ground and was dragged over the ground after he landed, sustaining injury.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

16.10.2020 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
AP
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
SKP
Slide

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was ground handling to test the conditions on the top of the hill. He was lifted into the air by a strong gust. He managed to perform a PLF to lessen the force of the impact.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

20.09.2020 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
CP
Belstone
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus RS Lite

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot performed a 360 degree turn close to the ridge and impacted the hillside, sustaining injury.

Minor Injuries
19.09.2020 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Cairn Laith (Creag Meagaidh)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Skin 3P

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was dragged over rocks after a failed takeoff attempt, sustaining injury.

Minor Injuries
18.09.2020 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
CP
Not applicable
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
During an emergency parachute repack, a test deployment was attempted unsuccessfully. One of the parachute container pins (plastic sheathed wire) was found to have been pulled through the metal grommet by the retaining loop, making deployment impossible.

Unhurt
17.09.2020 Female

Rating:
Club Pilot
Treak Cliff
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Phi
Symphonia

Launch Type:
Foot
On the fourth flight of the day the pilot took off and the toe elastic for entering pod snapped, so pilot could not enter pod correctly.

Unhurt
17.09.2020 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP
Treak Cliff, Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 5

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was ridge soaring when he was blown back into lee rotor, and lost control, leading to an impact with the ground.

Unhurt
13.09.2020 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Pilot
Ringstead bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Littlecloud
Urubu

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot encountered rotor near the cliff, causing a collapse. The pilot impacted into bushes at the base of the cliff.

Unhurt
13.09.2020 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was performing turns ("small wingovers") at low level and caught the emergency parachute deployment handle on the ground, initiating an unintentional deployment as the pilot flew away from the hill.

Unhurt
08.09.2020 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Whitesheet (Wessex)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was ridge soaring his paraglider and experienced rapid sinking air in thermic conditions causing a fast descent to the ground and a crash landing in a field behind take-off.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

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Last updated: 28 February 2021

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