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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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.

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There are 377 entries for flexwing hang glider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
27.10.2012 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
CP
North Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed RS

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made inadequate run on take off in marginal conditions. Glider dropped a wing and rotated back into the hillside before ground looping.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

11.08.2012 Male

Age:
36
Mendlesham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Student allowed glider nose to come up during initial tow and weak link snapped. Glider recovered and dived. Pilot impacted chest first.

Seriously Injured
11.08.2012 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Mendlesham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airborne
C2

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
Shortly after the launch the pilot discovered the second tow line was hooked over the release levers. Glider entered lockout and winch man cut power and line enabling pilot to make recovery and land.

Unhurt
26.07.2012 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
AP
Chabre
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
T2C

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot encountered lift on landing and glider turned. Pilot recovered but landed still turning. Glider hit the ground with one upright and spun round. Pilot unclipped the glider was flipped over by gust of wind causing some damage.

Unhurt
10.07.2012 Male

Age:
69

Rating:
CP
Woolacombe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Strong Turbulence
Rain, Snow
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Xtralite

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot approached top landing with insufficient airspeed and glider stalled. Base bar hit ground and pilot swung through.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

18.06.2012 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
AP
Merthyr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
T2C

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot mistimed landing flare and landed heavily with one hand still on upright.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

02.06.2012 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Swanborough
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed S4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged wind on landing and glider stalled from 2m. Pilot did not release the uprights.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

13.05.2012 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
AP
Rodney Stoke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Talon

Launch Type:
Foot
Because of windy and turbulent conditions, pilot could not make normal landing field and landed in a field with cattle.

Unhurt
12.05.2012 Male

Age:
46
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Pulse 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student made approach to top landing but was too high. Made approach to alternate landing field but stalled one wing and landed heavily. Did not let go of uprights.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

08.05.2012 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Merthyr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
35-40 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed

Launch Type:
Foot
While attempting to land in windy, gusty and turbulent conditions the glider dropped a wing and came down heavily from 2 - 3m.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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