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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
15.09.2017 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
None
Selsley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Skin 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Unqualified pilot went to do some ground handling but attempted to do some short flights. Pilot landed awkwardly and fractured leg.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

11.09.2017 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
CP
Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by unexpected sink and was unable to reach the designated landing field. Pilot identified landing options but encountered further sink and landed short colliding with a building.

Unhurt
08.09.2017 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
CP
Montmin
France

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 5

Launch Type:
Foot
While practising full stall the pilot released brake pressure with the glider behind him causing the glider to dive in front. The pilot fell into the glider catching his boot eyelets in the lines. Pilot deployed emergency parachute and landed safely.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

07.09.2017 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot

France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Cure

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered sink while thermalling and while attempting to find lift, put himself in a position with no suitable landing fields. Pilot landed heavily in dry river bed.

Seriously Injured
07.09.2017 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
St André les Alpes
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Very Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777Gliders
King

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged weather conditions while soaring mountain spurs waiting for a thermal during a comp. Pilot started descending rapidly and crashed onto the slope. Pilot suspects either wave or leeside air.

Seriously Injured
02.09.2017 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP
Tailbridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Mescal 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot sat in harness, stood up to inflate glider in order to ground handle. On inflating the glider it surged forward and then turned left twisting the pilot and puling him to the ground. On trying to stand up the pilot noted his left foot was engaging the speed system.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

31.08.2017 Female

Age:
47
Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was ground handling at the bottom of the slope. Student's knee gave way resulting in the student being dragged.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

26.08.2017 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
CP
Shining Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot hit sink while ridge soaring. Pilot caught foot on uneven ground while trying to turn out from the slope.

Seriously Injured
26.08.2017 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP
Ringstead Bay, Dorset
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was losing height ridge soaring too close to hill. Landed heavily slightly downwind on very rough ground with legs pointing forward.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

23.08.2017 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
None
Woldingham valley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero

Launch Type:
Foot
Student failed to maintain symmetry during initial inflation fell left and twisted ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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