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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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

19.06.2017 Female

Rating:
CP
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Geronimo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered sink over a town and was unable to make the landing field. Pilot was forced to make an emergency landing by the side of a busy road. On approach the glider became caught on a lamp post suspending the pilot 1m above the ground.

Unhurt
19.06.2017 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
Pilot
Col de Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Atis4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered frontal collapse while thermalling close to the ridge in strong thermic conditions. Pilot was blown into the slope and glider caught in a small tree.

Unhurt
18.06.2017 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP
High Wheeldon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Mac Para
Muse 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was attempting to make a slope landing but thought he was too low to clear a fence that ran down the slope across his path. Instead of turning away from the hill the pilot turned towards the hill and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

18.06.2017 Female

Rating:
None
Mt Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Student didn't flare fully on landing from low hop flight. Student landed seated and caught foot, twisting ankle.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 27 July 2021

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