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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
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.
31.08.2010 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Under training
Wetton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student failed to notice leg loops not attached on launch. Student began to slide out of harness and fell 7-10m onto slope.

Fr ribs and punctured lung.
28.08.2010 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Club Pilot
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
41-48 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
XC

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
On inspecting glider after heavy landing, pilot noticed fracture in glider keel.

None
28.08.2010 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Mendleshan
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Java 155

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot noticed glider had left turn and no bar pressure while on winch tow. Released at 200m and managed to land safely. Suspects curled up mylar inside leading edge due to fishing for broken batten ends.

none
22.08.2010 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Club Pilot
Chabre
France

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Scandal

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot misjudged approach and landed downwind.

Bruising to face and arms
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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