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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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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
12.09.2010 Female

Age:
26

Rating:
Under training
Steyning Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky
Fides

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student grabbed line as glider was caught by wind.

Line burn to hand
05.09.2010 Female

Age:
12

Rating:
Under training
North Luffenham

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Voyager 42

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Just prior to launch gust lifted and rotated glider and wing tip holder let go. Pilot and passenger fell over.

Bruised wrist
05.09.2010 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot

Spain

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol
Ellus 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot hit sink on approach and landed heavily.

Fractured L1 and L2 vertebrae
01.09.2010 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
St Andre
France

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Boomerang GTO

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
While racing at low height Pilot ended up in severe leeside turbulence. Glider ended up below pilot who then threw parachute. Landed uninjured.

None
31.08.2010 Female

Age:
40

Rating:
Under training
Charlton Clumps
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Merlin

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
On first flight student took a few steps but then jumped before glider properly flying. Fell heavily on knee.

Torn ligaments in knee
30.08.2010 Male

Age:
40
Tinto North
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot stalled glider at about 10m while on approach.

Back injuries
29.08.2010 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
St Andre Les Alps
France

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
FR3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse and subsequent cravat due to slipping trimmer. Deployed parachute but main reinflated. Pilot struggled to pull in main canopy and landed heavily in trees.

Bruised abdomen and meat and two veg!!
29.08.2010 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
St Andre
France

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mantra M3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged conditions on a glide and failed to leave enough height to clear tree. Pilot landed in tree without injury.

None
28.08.2010 Male

Age:
43
Staddon Heights
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
35-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot attempted to launch from area in turbulence due to strong, gusty winds. Pilot was immediately lifted 15 to 20m into the air where he suffered an asymmetric collapse. The glider then turned and dived into the hill.

18.08.2010 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Tinto South
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot got into difficulties in strong wind and was seen to drift back over top of hill where he subsequently crashed.

Back injuries
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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