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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
12.07.2017 Male

Age:
52
Blaenavon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Mescal 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot under training on his final task of qualification decided without warning to perform a 360 close to the hill in the lift. fell out of the lift and impacted the top of the hill downwind.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

12.07.2017 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged wind on top landing and caught barbwire fence.

Unhurt
12.07.2017 Male

Age:
70

Rating:
Pilot
Constitution Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Pi

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched but glider did not come up straight as expected. Pilot aborted launch and discovered large knot in lower cascade.

Unhurt
12.07.2017 Female

Age:
45
Kennel Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Merlin

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Student fell on outstretched hand on landing.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

10.07.2017 Male

Age:
50
Walla crag
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Magnum

Launch Type:
Foot
Tandem pilot was executing a cross-slope launch when the glider tip caught a tree. Pilot and passenger became airborne before pilot was able to mush glider to the ground landing in a bush.

Pilot
Minor Injuries

Passenger
Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

08.07.2017 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP
Dodd Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
ION 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level, possibly due to turbulence from a wall and lee rotor.

Minor Injuries
06.07.2017 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
AP
Slieau Curn
Isle Of Man

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
ITV
Turquoise

Launch Type:
Foot
Whilst launching in light winds the passengers footwear (trainers) came off due to the pilots feet catching the passengers heels on the take off run. The passenger stopped running and during the subsequent fall he sustained the minor injuries.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Minor Injuries
26.06.2017 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP
Barton on sea
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mentor 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse while performing wing overs. Pilot crashed into hillside having drifted back into an area of turbulence.

Minor Injuries
25.06.2017 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Pilot
'Stella' - Bassano
Italy

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took, off with slight tailwind and was unable to clear trees in front of take-off.

Minor Injuries
22.06.2017 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
CP
Talybont
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot inadvertently took off into leeside breeze and encountered turbulent conditions. Pilot opted to slope land but landed heavily in sinking air.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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