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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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

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There are 2225 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
18.08.2012 Male

Age:
33
Plaine Joux
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student made good landing approach but encountered lift in landing field causing student to overshoot and hit parked car.

Unhurt
13.08.2012 Female

Age:
40
The Terrace
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Syntax

Launch Type:
Foot
Student took off for cliff soaring flight but became pinned by stronger than anticipated winds. Student was blown back into rotor and landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

10.08.2012 Female

Age:
21
Bryn Caws
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Bright

Launch Type:
Foot
Student encountered bubble of lift on final approach. Student was instructed to turn left but instead turned right, into a fence.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

10.08.2012 Male

Age:
62
Folly Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot
Student inflated the glider well but did not make a committed run. Student lifted legs too early and wing dived causing student to catch foot on uneven ground.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

10.08.2012 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
AP
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega 8

Launch Type:
Foot
After using the speed bar in flight the pilot noticed that it had not released fully on one side. Pilot was eventually able to sort out in flight. Discovered that excess line had become snagged inside pod.

Unhurt
06.08.2012 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Pilot
Woolacombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was struggling to control glider is strong gusty conditions. He decided to collapse the glider but was pulled over onto his shoulder

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

05.08.2012 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
AP
Stanage

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by light rain while attempting to land. At 10m the glider entered a parachutal stall and then full stalled and 3m. Pilot landed heavily on bracken covered slope.

Unhurt
01.08.2012 Male

Age:
51
Longstone Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Student entered thermal and gained height into stronger winds. Student was blown back over ridge and hit a fence before being pulled over the edge of a quarry.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

25.07.2012 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Peak 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to turn in thermal but was too low. Braked hard and wing collapsed. Pilot impacted heavily.

Minor Injuries
24.07.2012 Male

Age:
41
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student landed downwind and stumbled on landing.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 13 August 2022

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