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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
06.08.2013 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Pilot
Stol
Slovenia

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

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 3

Launch Type:
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse resulting in a cravat and spiral. Pilot could not recover from spiral so deployed parachute. Chute became entangled in main and did not open. Landed through trees unhurt. Pilot then slipped down slope and dislocated shoulder and knee.

Unhurt
06.08.2013 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Nova
Prion

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made low, slow approach to top landing and accidentally stalled glider attempting to not overshoot. Landed hard from 5m.

Minor Injuries
04.08.2013 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
CP
Mount Caburn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h
Strong Turbulence
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot decided to fly in strengthening wind when all others had landed. Was unable to penetrate and was caught in unstable air. Pilot landed in tree.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

26.07.2013 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Hill Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 2

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
On take off the foot stirrup release mechanise activated and pulled the parachute deployment handle out. Pilot carried out PLF and was uninjured. Pilot failed to check mechanism was properly fastened from previous release.

Unhurt
20.07.2013 Male Woldingham Valley
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Ozone
Electron

Launch Type:
Student launched glider but went off line. Second student dived out of the way to avoid and dislocated shoulder.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

17.07.2013 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Pilot
High and Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 2

Launch Type:
Foot
While attempting to thermal the pilot drifted too far back over the hill at a low height into an area of rotor. Pilot hit rotor and was dumped down heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

15.07.2013 Male

Age:
24

Rating:
Pilot
The Terrace
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Speed Tandem

Launch Type:
Foot
During take off run in light winds the tandem passenger slowed down and the glider could not launch. Both pilot and passenger fell over the edge of the terrace onto a sandy ledge 6m below.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Minor Injuries:
Lumbar Spine

14.07.2013 Male White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Ascent

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot launched with asymmetric collapse and was immediately turned back into the hill from approx 5m.

Seriously Injured
13.07.2013 Male

Age:
61
St Catherines
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta 2

Launch Type:
Foot
During practice launch run the student allowed the glider to overfly him. The instructor told him to apply some brake but the student did not. Glider pulled student over.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

12.07.2013 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Pilot
Morzine
France

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Astral 6

Launch Type:
Foot
On final approach pilot was lifted by thermal then dumped back down from 4m. Pilot suspects he may have had too much brake applied.

Seriously Injured:
Thoracic Spine

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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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