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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
16.12.2014 Male

Age:
30
Gribbles
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Student was slope landing, landed awkwardly, twisted lower leg, on grassy terrain. He mention that he might have turned into the hill too much at last moment.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

15.12.2014 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
CP
Taucho
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot sunk out and had no option but to land on dirt track. Pilot overshot track and landed in storm gully, impacting the side wall.

Seriously Injured
03.12.2014 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Lords Seat
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was distracted from approach plan by others shouting. Eventually realised they were shouting about a spot landing competition. The pilot made a tighter than anticipated low turn in an attempt to hit the spot and landed heavily.

Unhurt
09.11.2014 Female

Age:
37
Muggery
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student twisted knee on landing aggravating an old injury. Student did not flare fully.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

07.11.2014 Male

Age:
50
Legzira bowl
Morocco

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Having carried out a perfect flight, the student made non-briefed, low turn on final approach in order to land "closer to the spot". Student crashed into parked car.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

29.10.2014 Male

Age:
39
Bir/ Billing Himachal Pradesh
India

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot chose an adequate landing field but failed to see power lines on the upwind edge, turned sharply to avoid flying into the power lines and landed heavily on a turn without performing a PLF.

Seriously Injured
16.10.2014 Male

Age:
58
El Bosque
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Student collided with a tree shortly after take off.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

16.10.2014 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
CPC
Poniente - Algodonales
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had mid-air collision while attempting to turn in a thermal, close to the ridge. Both pilots deployed parachutes and landed unhurt. Video evidence shows both pilots had ample time to take avoiding action.

Unhurt
05.10.2014 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Knitson Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mantra 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered turbulence while trying to manage a low save. The glider suffered an asymmetric collapse on one tip then the other. As the glider recovered the pilot pendulumed under the glider and impacted the ridge.

Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

05.10.2014 Male Milk Hill (White Horse)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Paraglider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Unidentified pilot appeared to stall glider on final approach and landed heavily on his back.

Minor Injuries:
Thoracic Spine

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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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