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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
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
09.05.2010 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot
Model Ridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Ace

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot failed to properly control glider and stalled glider on approach in attempt to miss people in car park.

Fr shoulder
04.04.2010 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Club Pilot
Kovek, Slovenia
Slovenia

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airborne

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
On final approach pilot hit turbulence while on uprights. Both harness buckles opened then the zip became undone. Pilot landed safely. Later inspection found buckles could release under load.

none
17.01.2010 Female

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Milk Hill

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
KPL

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot misjudged height and wind speed on approach. Nosed in on landing.

Bruised eye
15.11.2009 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Ben Bhraggie
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airborne
Fun 190

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Wind dropped and pilot decided to bottom land. Discovered harness zip jammed so decided to land on wheels. Landed ok but one wheel hit hole and stopped abruptly.

Dislocated shoulder
10.09.2009 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Club Pilot
Pontlottyn
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Sport 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot mistimed first ever upslope landing. Flying too slow, possible stall. Glider nosed in.

Fr humerus
01.09.2009 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
Club Pilot
Crow Hall
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot encountered turbulence at 40ft on tow launch. Launch was aborted and pilot instructed to land ahead. Pilot failed to flare sufficiently and landed heavily.

Dislocated arm
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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