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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
25.01.2020 Male

Age:
47
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Spark

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Student launched the wing successfully then applied control on both sides changing the angle of attack of the wing. He drifted left and then raised his left hand and applied more control on the right causing the wing to spin from approximately 20ft.

Seriously Injured
22.01.2020 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
AP
Farmara cliffs
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Explorer

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged lift and made emergency landing on rocky beach. Glider and harness were dragged into surf and pilot was benighted but was able to escape from the beach the following morning.

Unhurt
21.01.2020 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
CP
Jerbourg cliffs
Guernsey

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Cayenne 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was soaring coastal cliff when drop in wind forced him to bottom land. With limited options pilot landed on rocks.

Seriously Injured
18.01.2020 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Pilot
Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted 360 degree turn close to the hill misjudging height and distance and ended up landing heavily downwind on the gentle slope close to the top of the hill.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
08.01.2020 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
AP
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Flow
XC Racer

Launch Type:
Foot
Wind was off the hill and pilot experienced turbulence at the end of the ridge. Suffered asymmetric collapse and landed heavily but was able to PLF.

Unhurt
04.01.2020 Male

Age:
20

Rating:
Pilot
Butser West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Makalu 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made safe landing just out of landing field but dropped glider down on to tall bushes.

Unhurt
29.12.2019 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
CP
Newhaven Cliffs
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted a 360 degree turn but misjudged height and distance from the slope. Pilot landed in field of brambles.

Unhurt
27.12.2019 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
None
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student stopped running prior to launch resulting in glider overflying student and pulling him over.

Minor Injuries
16.12.2019 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
CP
Nantymoel
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Flight In Clouds, Fog
Paraglider

Wing:
Icaro 2000
Pica

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to top-land due to the formation orographic cloud. Pilot misjudged approach and collided with the hill.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

11.12.2019 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Pilot
Bluestone
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Air Design
Susi 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was pulled over while ground handling in windy conditions. On launching, pilot failed to notice that deployment handle had become dislodged. Pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 14 June 2021

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