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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
12.05.2016 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CP
Oludeniz
Turkey

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz z5

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was performing full stalls during SIV training. Successful reserve deployment after twists. Beamer 2 deployed quickly with no twists. Pilot pulled in paraglider (no quick outs), then steered and landed on beach. Pilot had not read reserve manual and put in excessive steering inputs creating a slightly unstable (swinging) descent, but landed with a roll and was unhurt.

Unhurt
06.05.2016 Male

Age:
68
Quattro
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot
Student used too much brake on launch. His feet left the ground momentarily before coming back down where student twisted ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

05.05.2016 Male Gelligaer
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha

Launch Type:
Foot
Student twisted ankle while ground handling.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

05.05.2016 Male

Age:
62
Rushup Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot inflated wing and noticed cravat on left side. He attempted to clear it but took off anyway. He continued to attempt to clear the cravat but caused the glider to pendulum. The glider then entered a left turn and the pilot impacted the slope heavily.

Seriously Injured
04.05.2016 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Pilot
Milk Hill White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Delta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot flared on landing in strong wind and was lifted up and landed on one leg.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

02.05.2016 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
CP
Montmin
France
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot deployed emergency parachute due to cravated spiral during SIV training. Harness velcro failed to release bridle causing the bridle to rip off the bridle tunnel rendering the airbag inoperative. Pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
17.04.2016 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Combe gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
777Gliders
King

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paraglider while thermalling and suffered a small asymmetric collapse. Pilot dealt with collapse and landed safely.

Unhurt
17.04.2016 Female

Age:
32

Rating:
Pilot
Coombe gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Airdesign
Rise

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off into busy sky. Pilot noticed another glider close to her left and attempted to turn right but left side of wing contacted other pilot leading to a collapse on the left side of her wing. Pilot recovered and landed safely.

Unhurt
17.04.2016 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Older DHV 1/2 or EN B.

Launch Type:
Foot
Shortly after take-off, glider stalled in turbulence and entered cascade in solving spin and further stall. Pilot eventually regained control and top landed.

Unhurt
17.04.2016 Female

Age:
35

Rating:
CP
Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Yeti

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot caught her foot on uneven ground while ground handling.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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