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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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There are 2069 entries for paraglider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
21.07.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bell Hill, Blandford
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot dragged backwards during attempted launch.

21.07.2002 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Abertysswg
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Matrix

Launch Type:
Low level collapse due to turbulence - pilot impacted hill having failed to make correct recovery inputs.

Fatal.
21.07.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Flying Planet- Spirit

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst thermal soaring in strng conditions the pilot over controlled the canopy causing it to spin. He immediately threw his emergency parachute which successfully deployed. .

sore back
20.07.2002 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Barton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Serek

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
During tow launch the weak link broke. The protective muff remained attached to the tow line therefore the unprotected end recoiled and hit the pilot in the mouth.

Impact to top lip and frount tooth
20.07.2002 Male

Age:
46
Bell Hill, Blandford
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
HG pilot noticed PG being blown backwards towards his parked glider. PG was blown over flat HG. HG pilot caught PG tip lines deflating the canopy.

19.07.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Xyon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Following launch the pilot took one wrap on the controls. He then encountered rising air in which he applied both controls with the intention of slowing the glider down, the result of this was that the canopy stalled. and the pilot landed heavily.

Small bite to tongue
17.07.2002 Male

Age:
29
Hay Bluff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
@

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Student failed to follow radio instruction during a soaring flight which resulted in him flying too close to the hill. The student did not turn away from the hill as he got lower and collided with the slope.

Broken Ankle
17.07.2002 Woldingham 2
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Spectra

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student encountered lift during low hop as he did so he applied some control - on instruction to release the control the pilot did so and swung forward resulting in a heavy landing.

Sprained ankle
15.07.2002 Female

Rating:
Club Pilot
Westbury (North)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot encountered turbulence whilst flying downwind towards the ridge. Her canopy dived forward and impacted some trees.

Neck and leg stiffness
14.07.2002 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Elidir
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Bibeta

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
During attmpted tandem launch the pilot and passenger tripped and fell onto stoney ground.

Slight custs and bruising one stitch required
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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