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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
30.03.2019 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Westbury White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Nevada

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off and noticed a brummell hook from his system had become detached and fallen inside his pod harness. Pilot continued to fly and landed safely. Pilot took off again and decided not to bother with the detached hook. He then noticed his foot place was out of position due to the hook not being attached.

Unhurt
27.03.2019 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
AP
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Triple Seven
Queen 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed due to SOS on flight instrument. On taking off again the pilot did not do a pre-flight check and found his right hand brake handle was looped through the C lines. Pilot was able to steer using brake line above the handle until clear of the hill and was then able to untangle the handle.

Unhurt
26.03.2019 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Pilot
Lucena
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Iota 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered large asymmetric collapse shortly after take-off. Glider rotated and dived towards the slope before the pilot had time to react.

Seriously Injured
26.03.2019 Female

Age:
27

Rating:
CP
Westbury Whitehorse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot got too close to the slope while avoiding another paraglider approaching from the opposite direction. Pilot landed heavily.

Unhurt
25.03.2019 Female

Age:
30

Rating:
AP
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Magnum 3

Launch Type:
Foot
On approach to top landing the pilot attempted to arm Quick Out karabiners at approx 2m above the ground. On arming the right hand Quick Out it released immediately without the release pins having been pushed. Pilot and passenger fell heavily.

Pilot
Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

25.03.2019 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
King Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Epic

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot hit heavy sink while ridge soaring and was unable to turn away from the ridge before landing heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

25.03.2019 Male

Age:
51
Mam Tor NW
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot got blown back over spine-back ridge in increasingly windy conditions. Pilot crashed on the lee side.

Seriously Injured:
Internal Injuries

25.03.2019 Male

Age:
51
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Whilst soaring in changeable conditions the pilot got leeside of the hill and the glider dropped rapidly. Pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

24.03.2019 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
CP
Firle, UK
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot with ridge on his right had mid-air collision with low airtime pilot. The low airtime pilot appeared to take no avoiding action despite having eye contact resulting in wing tips colliding. Pilot with ridge on right landed heavily but was unhurt.

Unhurt
24.03.2019 Female

Age:
24
Gribbles
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student fell over during an aborted launch. Student was able to continue training.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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