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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
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
17.09.2008 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Novice
Swanborough
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Finsterwalder
Perfex

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student inadvertently stalled glider on final approach when changing grip from base bar to uprights.

Bruising and abrasions.
03.08.2008 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Chabre
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Combat

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
During competition pilot encountered severe lee-side turbulence. Glider (with lowered sprogs) went weightless and folded. Pilot deployed (34sqm) emergency chute and landed fast but in trees.

none
21.07.2008 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Discus

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot nosed in glider having caught base bar in crop on landing. Conditions known to be gusty, turbulent and windy.

Strained arm
13.06.2008 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Blorenge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airbourne
C4

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot noticed main power lines on out-landing but failed to notice spur off main line. Had to make late turn to avoid spur and landed heavily downwind.

Fr finger, dislocated fingers
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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