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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
06.08.2002 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Perranporth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bandit

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot performing low level wing overs impacted the hill.

BROKEN PELVIS (OPEN BOOK) DISLOCATED ELBOW, TORN BLADDER.
03.08.2002 Male

Age:
38
High Edge- Training Field
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Student injured neck whilst attempting PLF from kneeling position.

03.08.2002 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Condover Feastival
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Freex Pure

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Tow release webbing pulled riser through carabiner prior to tow launch. The webbing loop tightened around the speed bar line pulley area. This was noticed after take-off. Pilot released at 700ft and landed safely.

03.08.2002 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot flying downwind to intended landing field realised that he would not reach the field. Having left himself no other landing options, and with a large ditch beneath him, the pilot opted to land downwind. He impacted the downwind side of the ditch.

Fractured L1 Vertibrea, airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital
02.08.2002 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Candover
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Sportlite 396

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
During tow launch the tow line finger trap loop came loose approximately 40 ft AGL. The pilot applkied brake to control the forward surge and impacted the ground feet first.

Bruising to lower back
31.07.2002 Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Pilot flew canopy slowly whilst close to the ground - canopy stalled asymmetrically at 20ft - pilot impacted the gound.

Serious head injuries.
28.07.2002 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Club Pilot
Nanty Moel
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
Matrix

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst ground handling the pilot realised that the split A risers on the right of his canopy were rigged incorrectly from the manufacturer.

27.07.2002 Male

Age:
33
Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Windtech
Coral

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student twisted ankle whilst landing.

Twisted and sprained right ankle- First aid on site
24.07.2002 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot
Ffochiw
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Jive

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot flew into the rear of another PG. His canopy suffered an asymmetric collapse followed by a 90 degree turn resulting in downwind track. The canopy dived forward and did not regain normal flight before the pilot impacted the hill.

Fracture to upper arm, 2 suspected fractured vertibrae, Air helicopter to Prnce charles hospital- Merthyr
24.07.2002 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Club Pilot
Ffochiw
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Jive

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Inexperienced pilot launched and gained height and flew into the rear of another airborne pilot - the canopy striking the airborne pilots body. The canopy of the lower pilot collapsed completey and the pilot fell 100ft to the ground.

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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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