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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 379 entries for flexwing hang glider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
26.01.2011 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Mt Beauty Airfield
Australia
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot was on approach to land and lost control of glider.

20.01.2011 Male

Age:
19

Rating:
Under training
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Falcon 2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Student failed to brace during launch and was pulled through A frame.

Cut chin
20.01.2011 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed S 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot attempted launch from further down slope due to failed previous launch. Was not able to clear fence and crashed down slope.

Fractured cheek and facial lacerations.
31.10.2010 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Lords seat
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Combat L

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot rigged in long grass and did not notice batten going over the leading edge instead of under. Caused turn in flight and pilot landed quickly.

None
20.10.2010 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Club Pilot
Valle de Abdalajas
Spain

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Lightspeed

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot was flying too slow and misstimed flare when attempting first ever upslope, crosswind landing. Landed heavily.

Fractured humerus
28.09.2010 Male

Age:
21
Cox Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot lost control of glider while being taught by his father who was not an instructor. Pilot flew into hill downwind.

Fractures to femur and both humerus.
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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