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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
14.02.2001 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Pilot
Rushup Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
APCO
Allegra

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot attemting to use thermal lift whilst very close to the hill in very weak conditions. Canopy suffered a left tuck, the pilot attempted to pump the left control but the canopy spun into the hill.

Sprained ankle. Complicated by discovery of a fracture related to a previous injury.
13.02.2001 Male

Age:
29
Combe Gibbett
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Apollo

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student made final turn on landing approach too wide and as a result had insufficient height to reach the landing area and flew into small trees at the base of the hill.

09.02.2001 Male Merthyr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student misjudged his approach to the landing area which resulted in a downwind landing. Although the wind was 0-5 the landing was fast.

Fractured fibia, at joint of ankle.
08.02.2001 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Winter Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
A paraglider and hang glider were soaring Winter Hill when a small aircraft appeared and began to perform aerobatics close to the site. The paraglider suffered a collapse which the pilot was able to correct. .

28.01.2001 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Club Pilot
Sutons Corner
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Trekking
Sunbeam

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)


Fractured fibula.
28.01.2001 Male

Age:
18
Marania Farm
Kenya

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student let one of the controls up on landing causing the glider to turn / dive, this resulted in a landing on one foot which then twisted.

Sprained left ankle.
28.01.2001 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Novice
Marania Farm
Kenya

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Jive

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
During early training flights student suffered from ground rush - as he approached the ground the student brought his left hand down causing the glider to turn left, student impacted ground.

Bruising to right hand.
14.01.2001 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot soaring with ridge on his left turned left toward the hill in front of an oncoming Pg. The canopies came very close to touching causing the second canopy to suffer a partial collapse.

13.01.2001 Threlkeld
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
No details!

Not specified, but not life threatening.
13.01.2001 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Blease Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Edel
Promise

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Canopy suffered a front tuck in turbulent air.

Concussion, FR pelvis, pneumothorax, Fr ribs
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Last updated: 28 February 2021

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