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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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

Incident reports for paraglider wings are displayed below in summary form.

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
11.06.2015 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
Barkin Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to take off on a steep slope about 10m upwind of a wall. Strong wind and thermals contributed to loss of control of the glider whilst ground handling. Wing dragged pilot back up the slope and over the wall causing the injuries.

Minor Injuries
08.06.2015 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Pendle (normal NW face)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mantra

Launch Type:
Foot
Control inputs made by the pilot when responding to collapses and cravats in turbulent conditions led to the wing entering a deep stall to the ground.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

07.06.2015 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
CP
Eggardon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot glided further than anticipated and needed to turn to avoid a hedge. He over controlled and banked the wing. The resulting swing lead to a hard landing with ankle sprain.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

07.06.2015 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
Pilot/Coach
Long Mountain
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 9

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off into lift and felt a very strong 'gust front'. Really strong and struggled to penetrate. Wing oscillating, active flying. The right side of the wing veered violently and without warning entered a fast spin. Pilot recovered but then went parachutal hitting the ground on his back from 6m.

Unhurt
04.06.2015 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Beachy head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged top landing approach in thermic conditions and collided with another pilot who was standing on the ground. The pilot on the ground suffered the loss of a tooth.

Minor Injuries
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

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

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
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 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
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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