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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
15 Oct 2017 Male 48 Pilot Barton On Sea
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gradient
Nevada

While ridge soaring in light conditions and on a downwind beat, the pilot struck an outcrop on the top of the cliff.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

14 Oct 2017 Male 28 None Muggery
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Element 2

Student stained thigh while landing normally.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

13 Oct 2017 Male 58 AP Algodonales (Poniente)
Spain
10-15 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Mac Para
Eden 6

Pilot was caught out by change in wind direction on launch and was dragged into other pilots.

Unhurt
8 Oct 2017 Male 52 CP Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Sky Paragliders
Anakis 2

Pilot was coming in to slope land, did final turn into wind and noticed reserve had dropped out of pouch and was trailing on ground. Suspects he caught/knocked handle and accidentally pulled pin.

Unhurt
8 Oct 2017 Male 47 Ruddlers North
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Independence
Pioneer

Student on phase 4 of EP training failed to flare on landing resulting in heavy impact.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

8 Oct 2017 Female 46 Pilot Rhossili
United Kingdom
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Advance
Alpha 5

Pilot was involved in mid-air collision while coastal soaring. Both pilots were able to continue flying.

Unhurt
4 Oct 2017 Male 35 CP Baba Dag
Turkey
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Mojo 5

Reverse Launch, asymetric collapse, wing inflated, pilot hesitated, aborted late and tripped.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

2 Oct 2017 Male 61 Pilot Le Chalvet
France
5-10 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Paraglider
Foot
Gin Gliders
Atlas

Pilot overshot intended out-landing point in unexpected lift whilst landing into wind on slight downhill slope. Landed under unseen power lines, glider right-side A1 and A2 lines touched power lines.

Unhurt
30 Sep 2017 Male 41 CP Olu deniz beach
Turkey
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Mojo 5

Pilot was caught out by changing wind direction when on approach and collided with pedestrian.

Unhurt
23 Sep 2017 Male 43 Muggery Bottom
United Kingdom
10-15 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Ozone
Atom

Student was walking backwards to build wall but stepped on uneven ground and sprained ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 16 January 2018 at 04:30:09 AM

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