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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
22.04.2018 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Babadag 1200m.
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot shout launching and began his launch diagonally across the take-off into wind. A Turkish tandem pilot then shouted 'take-off' and launched from approx 30m behind the first pilot. The first pilot aborted his launch but the tandem pilot and passenger flew into his inflated glider. The momentum pulled the first pilot off the take-off and into boulders.

Seriously Injured
22.04.2018 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Pilot
Freathy
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Cayenne 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot stalled glider attempting to make a beach landing in fluctuating winds.

Seriously Injured
21.04.2018 Female

Age:
40

Rating:
P
High & Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Magnum

Launch Type:
Foot
Passenger twisted ankle during light wind tandem landing.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

20.04.2018 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
AP
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Golden

Launch Type:
Foot
Tandem pilot made slope landing in weak sinking air. Pilot caught foot on uneven ground on landing .

Pilot
Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
Unhurt
19.04.2018 Male

Age:
40
Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was ground handling. Stepping sideways under glider and knee gave way. Pilot previously injured knee while kiteboarding (2 weeks ago) but thought it had healed.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

19.04.2018 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Stanage Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider during launch and was dragged off his feet into rocks and boulders.

Seriously Injured
15.04.2018 Male

Age:
67
El Bosque
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student forward launched, but did not keep running forwards in launch stage. As a result the glider overtook him, the student then tried to correct the situation by running under the glider. It then suffered an asymmetric collapse as he ran under the wing and was lifted approx 2 feet off the ground and landed on his side.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.04.2018 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
Bleasee Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 10

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had a collapse on right wing while thermalling left. In attempting to rectify the collapse the pilot spun the glider. There was insufficient height for the glider to fully recover before the pilot impacted the slope.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

14.04.2018 Male

Age:
56
High and over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student got airboure unintentionally, turned into wind, and landed on the side of the hill putting his arm out.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.04.2018 Female

Age:
62
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Student pilot was on approach to spot landing target in a large landing field with radio guidance on approach from CFI on launch and TI in the landing field. Student was instructed to get feet down early to overcome difficulty getting out of harness. Student was approaching with too much brake and stalled glider.

Seriously Injured:
Thoracic Spine

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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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