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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
16.09.2018 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Algodonales south east
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Ascent 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Attempting to avoid imminent rain, pilot opted to land upwind of the landing field. Pilot suspects he stalled the wing on approach but has not memory of the events.

Minor Injuries:
Pelvis

13.09.2018 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Pilot
Rybury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Aspen 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered small asymmetric collapse having passed behind another paraglider. Collapse was over-controlled and glider entered a spin. Pilot was swung into the hill and was then dragged. The wind had gone off the slope and was gusting.

Seriously Injured
13.09.2018 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
EP
Swyre Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo5

Launch Type:
Foot
In focussing on getting his legs down for landing the student lost track of his altitude and flared too high, landing heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Thorax

12.09.2018 Male

Age:
41
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student became 'object fixated' on approach and caught his leg on the mud guard of a trailer.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

02.09.2018 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
EP
High & Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
U-Turn
Evolution

Launch Type:
Foot
Student had midi collision with another paraglider pilot while ridge soaring. Glider wing tips brushed together. Both pilots landed safely.

Unhurt
28.08.2018 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
EP
Friar Waddon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Adam

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was instructed to edge towards the hill in order to maximise the lift. Student turned sharply and crashed into the slope with straight legs.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

27.08.2018 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Kobala
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while ridge soaring in light thermic conditions.

Unhurt
25.08.2018 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Unknown

Launch Type:
Pilot stalled glider attempting to slope land in strong and buoyant conditions.

Seriously Injured
25.08.2018 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
CP
Mil Airfield 29 Regt RLC
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol
Start

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Pilot was preparing to launch. Just prior to connecting to the tow line, a gust of wind picked up the glider. The pilot turned to control the glider, but his foot got caught in the ground resulting in the fracture of the leg.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

16.08.2018 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Pilot
Selsley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Artik 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by sea breeze and elected to collapse his wing at 3m. Pilot controlled his descent but landed heavily.

Minor Injuries
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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