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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports received by the BHPA are available in summary form on this page. If you're looking for reports of formal investigations undertaken in the case of a serious incident, please visit our Incident Reports (formal investigations) page.

Incident reports are available in summary form for the following wing types:

Incident reports for flexwing hang glider wings are displayed below in summary form.

The BHPA incident reports database is fully searchable. To refine your search you can specify a particular wing type and select "or" or "and". For example, if you want to search for paraglider incidents at Hay Bluff, for best search results select paraglider from the drop down list and the "and" option.

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If available, total hours flown and hours flown in the previous six months are included below, with the latter displayed in brackets.

There are 403 entries for flexwing hang glider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
10.06.2006 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP



Mere Bowl,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Elan

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot failed to maintain proper airspeed while on approach having been object fixated by obstacles in landing field.

Fr humerus, cheek and knee
05.06.2006 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
AP



Bo Peep,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Apco
Santana Src

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot followed a thermal and left himself too low to complete a safe landing circuit. On finals, a thermal turned the glider 90 degrees and the pilot was forced to crash land into a tree.

Fr ribs, bruising
08.05.2006 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
CP



North Cliff,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Eagle 164

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot mistimed flare and landed heavily having been cut away from aborted winch tow.

Bruising
18.03.2006 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
CP



Mam Tor,
UK

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Offpiste
Discovery 195

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Whilst monitoring conditions on a windy launch, lone pilot appears to have been ground looped by gust, crashing heavily head first.

Concussion, bruising
26.02.2006 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
AP



Famara,
Spain

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic Kiss 154

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
HG pilot took off while not clipped in. Hung onto A frame until clear then deployed emergency chute landing on rocky slope.

Fr arm, shoulder. concussion
31.01.2006 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
Novice



Newlyn Downs,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Mars

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student did not reduce speed or flare on landing and glider nosed in.

Dislo elbow
21.01.2006 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP



Bradwell,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Java Comp

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot got tangled in harness on poor approach then caught A frame on rough ground just before flaring. .

Dislo shoulder
15.01.2006 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Under training



Ontur,
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Sport 2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot failed to properly correct a turn having released from the aerotow line at 100ft and crashed at speed.

Fatal.
13.11.2005 Male

Rating:
CP



North Hill, Minehead,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Eagle

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot landed heavily on light wind landing but did not let go of the uprights breaking both arms.

Fr arms
20.10.2005 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP



Ontur,
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Eagle

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot locked out on aerotow and crashed into hangar.

Fr wrist, concusion
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Last updated: 1 December 2023

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