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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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

Incident reports for paraglider wings are displayed below in summary form.

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
11.04.2021 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
AP
Leckhampton Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Xi

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot launched in turbulent conditions and lost control of the wing in sinking air whilst attempting to top land.

Unhurt
11.04.2021 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
CP
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Pi3

Launch Type:
Foot
Mid air collision between model aircraft and paraglider. The paraglider pilot was uninjured and performed a safe top landing.

Unhurt
11.04.2021 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Swift 5

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot launched in a lull in-between gust fronts and used the speed system to avoid being blown back. On touchdown the pilot lost control of the wing and was dragged and flipped over, landing on their head.

Unhurt
04.04.2021 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
CP
Ringsted
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot made a large control input on landing and induced a spin.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
04.04.2021 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Dunstable Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Alpina 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The paraglider experienced an asymmetric collapse on landing approach and the pilot lost control of the wing, colliding with a line of trees.

Unhurt
04.04.2021 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Dunstable
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was aware when airborne that the wind had changed and chose an alternative landing area away from the hill. Upon landing, the wing settled over a tree.

Unhurt
03.04.2021 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Fern
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Paradis

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot slope landed and then turned drop the glider on the ground, causing a twisting injury to the knee.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

01.04.2021 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Ravenscar Cliffs (Unofficial)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 6

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot activated the speed system by pressing on the plastic coated metal loop of the Independence branded speedbar. The loop detached from the speedbar on one side (at the point where it meets the bar), rendering the loop unusable to initiate the speed system.

Unhurt
31.03.2021 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Crete Road, Folkestone
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was seen to make a sharp turn at the end of the ridge and lost control of their paraglider when they entered a spin. the pilot impacted the hillside and sustained injury.

Seriously Injured
31.03.2021 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot hit their hand on the ground as they applied the controls during a slope landing in light lift conditions.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Last updated: 14 May 2021

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