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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports are available in summary form for the following wing types:

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
22.12.2016 Male

Age:
19

Rating:
CP
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Geronimo

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged weather and made the incorrect decision to land at the top of the hill. Due to the wind strength the pilot decided to land in the field behind take off but had insufficient height and landed on a fence damaging the wing/harnesses but otherwise unhurt.

Unhurt
16.12.2016 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Slimbridge sports field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Dudek
Hadron XX

Launch Type:
Foot
While making 'dry run' approach in low light conditions, the pilot failed to see power lines that were partially hidden along a line of trees surrounding the chosen field. Pilot struck the power lines and sustained minor injuries.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

21.11.2016 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
CP
Nigels
Morocco

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas XA

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot decided to abort launch at the very last moment, by full application of control handles in order to stall wing. Could not stop and fell from front of the launch approx 5ft onto mountainside. Was assisted in collecting wing and climbing back onto launch.

Minor Injuries
17.11.2016 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Otiva
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to reverse launch but was lifted off feet and the risers became twisted. Pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

12.11.2016 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Dickiedanda
Nepal

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot twisted ankle on landing in turbulent conditions.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

12.11.2016 Male

Age:
42
Diki Danada
Nepal

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student lost altitude while ridge soaring and got too close to the trees. Pilot landed safely on slope having found gap in the trees. Glider became caught on trees but was undamaged.

Unhurt
11.11.2016 Female

Rating:
Pilot
Hill Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Acent

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Tow release failed to release on the top of tow, winch operator guillotined line, pilot landed safely with line attached. On inspection the release loop cord was located beyond the release pin attachedment eye, as the width of the pin attachemnt eye is wider than the pin the pin could not be pulled out when under load.

Unhurt
11.11.2016 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
CP
Ballard Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Base

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot applied excessive control while turning in to wind for landing due to being lower than anticipated. Glider suffered asymmetric collapse at low level and pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

04.11.2016 Male

Age:
25
Sirkot
Nepal

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Niviuk
Koyot 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Nepalese Pilot took off while on an IPPI thermal training course. He flew for approximately ten minutes before being seen in a locked in spiral dive. The pilot did not recover from the spiral dive and crashed.

Fatal
02.11.2016 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Clough Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 9

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot received glider back from repair centre to find that a proportion of the brake cascade had not been reconnected.

Unhurt
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Last updated: 28 July 2021

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