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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
21.08.2010 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Bigsteer
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
35-40 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Cheetah 166

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot encountered turbulence on approach and was unable to control glider resulting in crash landing.

Fr vertebrae, ribs and thumb.
19.08.2010 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Club Pilot
Hill Farm Fransham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Ariel Arts
Clubman

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot misjudged approach and heavily in wrong field.

cuts and bruises to arms and face
17.07.2010 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Club Pilot
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Xtralite 164

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
While thermalling pilot noticed velcro holding parachute was coming undone. Pilot attempted to prevent chute falling out but was unable and chute deployed. Pilot landed heavily in head down position sustaining cuts and bruises.

Bruising to arms and shoulder. Cut eye.
03.07.2010 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Club Pilot
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
U2

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot misjudged approach and landed in tree.

none
27.06.2010 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Clatter
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airborne
Rev

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot had mid-air collision while thermalling during a competition. Collision resulted in damage to glider and pilot deployed emergency parachute. Combination of head down attitude and very small parachute resulted in severe injury to the pilot.

Fr vertebrae
27.06.2010 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Clatter
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Stealth kpl

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot had mid-air collision while thermalling during a competition. Pilot attempted to land normally but glider became unstable and pilot crashed.

bruising and muscle strain
23.06.2010 Male

Age:
37
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Clubman

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot misjudged approach and was still in turn as he hit the ground. Broke leading edge and upright but pilot ok.

none
19.06.2010 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Monks Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airborne
Sting 3

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot misjudged approach and crashed into fence.

none
18.06.2010 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Air
Atos 14.5

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
On approach glider hit by thermal which turned glider towards trees. Wing struck tree causing glider to turn and pitch down. Landed heavily.

None
12.06.2010 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot, with history of shoulder dislocation, reached for uprights and dislocated shoulder. Pilot landed crosswind and ground-looped. No further injuries sustained.

Dislocated shoulder
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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