Paraglider, Gradient Golden II (26), None (No registration)
The paraglider launched with one of its risers twisted and was later seen to suffer an asymmetric collapse of its canopy when at a height of about 150 feet. It descended rapidly in a left spiral and the pilot was unable to either recover to normal flight or to successfully deploy his emergency parachute before impacting the ground. The pilot was fatally injured.
Paraglider, Gradient Golden II (26) 03-09.pdf (362.06 kb)
Date of occurrence: 2 May 2008