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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 375 entries for flexwing hang glider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
22.03.2012 Male

Age:
59
Teba
Spain

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Foot
After a few soaring beats the pilot was seen to fly straight along the ridge until he collided with the ridge face.

Fatal:
Head Injuries

19.02.2012 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Devil's Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro
Laminar

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed heavily in tailwind due to switching winds in landing field.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

11.02.2012 Male

Age:
44
El Cuchillo
Spain

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Elan

Launch Type:
Foot
Student entered a turn and continued turn until colliding with the hillside.

Seriously Injured
01.02.2012 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
CP
Famara
Spain

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Amour

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot failed to make landing area and was caught in lee of sandbank. Glider dropped wing and pilot did not let go of 'A' frame.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

28.10.2011 Female

Age:
16

Rating:
Under training
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Falcon

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Student failed to correct course deviation to left and glider impacted at speed.

Fatal
22.08.2011 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
St Andre
France

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Air
Atos VR

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot began launch run in changeable conditions. 3 steps into launch wind switched to tailwind. Pilot crashed 15m down slope.

Dislocated shoulder
30.07.2011 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Under training
Muggery Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airborne
Fun 190

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Student was too high on uprights while on tethered flight. Caused glider to pitch down and pilot swung through as wheels toughed ground.

Fr Humerus
02.07.2011 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Under training
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Falcon 3

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Student kept going off line to left on first solo aerotow. Was told to release which he did, but continued in left turn until hitting the ground.

Cuts to eye and mouth. Knocked unconscious.
20.03.2011 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Club Pilot
Beer Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Vision 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot made good landing having lost height while attempting to soar. Lost footing on pebble beach and fell on arm.

Fractured humerus
03.03.2011 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot attempted 360 degree turn but struck hill before completing the turn.

Fatal
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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