ACCIDENT: Ozone Magnum Paraglider, Near Lough Bray Lower Co. Wicklow, 18 April 2014: Report 2015-002

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During a paragliding flight near Lough Bray, Co. Wicklow, the paraglider encountered very heavy turbulence. The wing collapsed and during recovery, due to continued instability of the airflow, the wing collapsed twice more. During the final recovery, having lost too much height, the occupants impacted terrain whilst flying forward. Both the pilot and passenger suffered serious injuries.
One safety recommendation has been made as a result of this investigation.
Occurrence Date: April 18, 2014
Report Date: February 16, 2015
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