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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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There are 379 entries for flexwing hang glider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
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
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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