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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 2116 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
01.05.2010 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Club Pilot
Chapel Porth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot was unable to run off speed during slope landing and hit elbow on hillside.

Dislocated elbow
21.04.2010 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Pilot
Grasmere

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered heavy landing having landed in unexpected valley wind.

Bruised pelvis
19.04.2010 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Kobala
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol
Synergy

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while thermalling. Made corrective input but wing continued to turn back towards hill.

Fr T11 vertebra
18.04.2010 Female

Age:
35

Rating:
Under training
Muggery
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Karma

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student gave excessive input causing glider to turn sharply. On hands up recovery glider surged and student struck slope.

Bruised back
18.04.2010 Male

Age:
35

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 slipped while doing forward launch. Broke small bone in foot.

Fr foot
18.04.2010 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Club Pilot
Crete Road, Folkestone
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot decided to slope land having lost height in light conditions. Came in faster than expected and put hand out to break fall.

Fr fingers
18.04.2010 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Under training
Wetton Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Icaro
Cyber 2+

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student allowed glider to overshoot on forward launch and glider pulled student over on to shoulder.

Fr collar bone
17.04.2010 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Under training
Kennel farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta 2

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
At 20ft on a low level, self release training flight, student panicked and pulled both brakes causing a stall.

Fr sternum, fr rib and elbow
15.04.2010 Female

Age:
32

Rating:
Club Pilot
Col de Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged altitude having encountered sink while crossing lake at Annecy. Landed in tree.

none
14.04.2010 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Plan Fait
France

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot made poor approach and made aggressive low turn in attempt to make landing area. Glider stalled and pilot landed heavily.

Fr wrist, shoulder and rib
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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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