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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
08.07.2019 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Montclar
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bonanza2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered severe turbulence having gone on glide on leeside of a ridge. Glider collapsed but recovered with twists. Pilot deployed parachute and eventually got main under control. Landed at 7.2m/s and injured ankle.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

07.07.2019 Male NHGPC
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Base

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot went offline on tow. Winch operator guillotined the line but pilot continued to 360 and narrowly missed large trees.

Unhurt
07.07.2019 Male

Age:
76

Rating:
CP
NHGPC
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z4

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot went offline on tow and failed to make the necessary correction. Winch was stopped but pilot continued with no correction and crashed into a tree.,

Unhurt
07.07.2019 Male

Age:
36
Swyre Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Adam

Launch Type:
Foot
The student was briefed to make several turns finishing to the left as the wind was coming from the left. At the time when the last left turn would have been appropriate he made a right turn (despite radio instruction) landing fast nearly downwind close to bushes. He ran it off stopping just short of a larger bush but got some scratches from the smaller ones.

Minor Injuries
06.07.2019 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
CP
Brighstone
United Kingdom
Light Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z5

Launch Type:
Pilot hit sinking air while ridge soaring and was unable to make chosen landing field. Pilot landed heavily with brakes on but caught arm on the ground.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

05.07.2019 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Sederon
France

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was attempting low save but misjudged wind speed and distance from the hill. Pilot could not complete the turn and struck the hillside.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

28.06.2019 Male

Age:
34
Sierra de Beau
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student started forward launch but the glider did not come up straight. Student kept running despite being told to stop. Student fell over hitting back on a rock.

Seriously Injured:
Internal Injuries

26.06.2019 Male

Age:
60
La paca lump
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Bolero 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was launching glider and as glider came over head started to run, but fell over and landed on a rock which cut leg open.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

22.06.2019 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP
Blease Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot replaced brake line but forgot to feed it through the bully on the riser. Pilot also had knot in upper lines deforming the glider. Pilot top landed with difficulty using big-ears.

Unhurt
22.06.2019 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
XClent tow field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Triple 7
Queen 2

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
On attempting to release from the towline, pilot found the bridle cord had twisted round the three ring circus release preventing the release from operating. Line was guillotined and pilot eventually managed to untwist and release.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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