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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
03.06.2015 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP
White Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Bruce Goldsmith Design
Wasp

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed in light winds but foot hit a tractor wheel rut resulting in fracture.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

03.06.2015 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
White Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged approach and landed with excess speed in a vehicle rut.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

30.05.2015 Male Frocester
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off into sinking air, which put him on a collision course with a tree. In attempting to avoid the tree the pilot spun the glider which then landed in the tree. The pilot came to rest 1m above the ground.

Unhurt
30.05.2015 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
CP
Buttermere Moss
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 3

Launch Type:
Pilot miscalculated landing approach in changeable and gusty conditions. Pilot inadvertently stalled his glider trying to turn on realising his final approach would take him into a lake. Pilot landed heavily.

Minor Injuries
30.05.2015 Female

Age:
20
Buttermere Moss
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Very Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Icaro
Acro model unknown

Launch Type:
Foot
The incident occurred following an acro routine by the incident pilot at a flying event. The pilot (from France) misjudged her landing approach and executed a low dynamic turn into wind. The significant height loss during the turn led to the pilot impacting parked vehicles.

Minor Injuries
29.05.2015 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Mount caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
ARGOS

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered a collapse and spin while 'S' turning on approach to landing, having flown through some thermic turbulence. Pilot landed heavily.

Unhurt
29.05.2015 Male Haig
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Avax XC3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was seen to get low during a coastal competition task. The pilot suffered an asymmetric collapse and then further collapses. The pilot deployed his parachute but too late and impacted heavily.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

21.05.2015 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Newgale
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 7

Launch Type:
Foot
Tandem pilot suffered asymmetric, then frontal collapse on approach to top landing. Pilot landed on his back and the passenger landed on the pilot.

Pilot
Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

Passenger
Minor Injuries
21.05.2015 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
AP
Worcester Beacon West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Omega 8

Launch Type:
Foot
While climbing out in gusty, turbulent conditions, pilot suffered an symmetric collapse and then cravat. The glider entered a rotation and twisted. The pilot was able to correct the twisting but not the cravat and high descent rate and so deployed his parachute. Pilot drifted over spine back ridge and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

17.05.2015 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Cp

Austria

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 3 light

Launch Type:
Foot
Moderate spiral . Within 1/2 turn became locked in . Unable to correct despite releasing inside brake and applying outside. Very rapid increase in g force , and no control. Reserve deployed.safe landing . No obvious equipment failure .

Unhurt
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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