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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
25.05.2020 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
CP
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot noticed during pre-flight check that the carabiner attaching the riser to the harness was incorrectly fastened though the pod fairing and not to the correct harness fastening point on the webbing structure.

Unhurt
25.05.2020 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Great Fransham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Ascent 3

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
The pilot inadvertently induced a spin through too much brake input. He deployed his emergency parachute and landed safely.

Unhurt
25.05.2020 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Thurnham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Kantega XC2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched in light conditions. He failed to turn away from the hill in time and his harness caught on brambles, which ended the flight.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

25.05.2020 Male

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Milk Hill Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
777
Rook2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was thermalling with others and struck the hill having altered his turn to make way for another glider.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

25.05.2020 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Pilot
Rybury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Very Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Nyos RS

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot experienced strong lift consistent with a dust devil straight after launch. he attempted to control the wing bust lost control and impacted the ground.

Seriously Injured
25.05.2020 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Ryebury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777
Queen 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot experienced a large asymmetric collapse at low level and attempted to regain control but struck the ground.

Seriously Injured
25.05.2020 Female

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Milk Hill
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown
Unknown

Launch Type:
The pilot lost control of the wing and another pilot who had become entangled in the paraglider lines was dragged on the ground.

Minor Injuries
20.05.2020 Male

Rating:
CP
Mere
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777
Pawn

Launch Type:
Foot
A paraglider pilot lost control of his wing and was dragged whilst attempting to launch. He collided with a bystander (a dual passenger), causing bruising to the bystander. The pilot was uninjured.

Unhurt
16.05.2020 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
CP Hill
Wetton Hill, Staffs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
RUSH 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot ground handling on a hillside in thermic conditions was inadvertently lifted to approx 300ft agl. He used the speed bar to aid his descent and suffered a full frontal collapse which re-inflated just before impact.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

16.05.2020 Male

Age:
60
Swyre Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Cure 2

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was soaring on a new wing and was seen to be flying the wing slowly. Just above the top of the hill he made a turn and the glider started to spin. The pilot reacted by applying the control on the opposite side. The wing was seen to enter a deep stall and the pilot descended vertically to impact the hill.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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