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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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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
01.08.2009 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
Pilot
Perranporth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
35-40 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot suffered high speed stall on modified prototype hang glider.

Fr C2 vertebra
25.07.2009 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Sutton Meadows
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airborne
C2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot failed to hold trolley rope during aerotow launch. Glider lifted prematurely, rotating to the right and impacted heavily.

Dislocated shoulder
02.07.2009 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Laragne
France

Wind Strength:
20-27 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
RS

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
While on final glide to goal field pilot was caught out by increased wind and was forced to land short in turbulent air. Glider nosed in hard and pilot could not release uprights quick enough.

Fr little finger, cut leg.
12.06.2009 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Under training
Woldingham SW bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student moved hands on uprights while on launch run allowing nose to drop. Glider nosed in and student swung though.

Bruised elbow
12.06.2009 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Under training
Woldingham SW bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student pulled leg muscle while ground handling glider.

Pulled muscle in leg
02.06.2009 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Under training

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Falcon

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student misjudged approach and landed heavily resulting in bent upright.

None
30.05.2009 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
Club Pilot
Labrador Bay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Xtralite 147

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot landed in sea having allowed himself to run out of landing options while coastal soaring. Pilot had been focusing on taking pictures rather than flying.

none
11.05.2009 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
La Charbe
France

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
U2 145

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot rigged glider incorrectly resulting in severe right turn. Pilot managed to get glider down to landing area but lost control when moving to uprights to land. Glider turned and crashed into tree.

Dislocated elbow
01.05.2009 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Merthyr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
41-48 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Sport 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Whilst clipped in in very windy conditions the nose wires became detached. Pilot was lifted 15ft and flung backwards onto a large rock.

Strained ligaments in foot
13.03.2009 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Perranporth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
28-34 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Talon 150

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
On finals pilot decided to go round but then quickly lost height resulting in the glider drifting off-line and stalling into rigging gliders.

none
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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