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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
09.06.2008 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Pilot
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airbourne
C4 - 13.5

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot had mid-air collision with paraglider while thermalling. Became wrapped in paraglider and went inverted. Was able to recover and land.

None
24.05.2008 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Sharpenhoe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Cheetah

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot was turned 90 degrees on final approach and landed heavily. Conditions were windy, gusty and rough. Wind was 45 degrees off slope.

Tissue damage to elbow
26.01.2008 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Freathy
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Scandal

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot misjudged approach resulting in crash into cliffs. Pilot avoided serious injury by deliberately crashing the glider nose first and releasing the base bar prior to impact.

Cut face, bruising
02.12.2007 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Novice
Elco Cheo
Spain

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Student turned wrong way on approach and ended up in lee of small hill. Landed into wind but heavily.

Fr humerus
14.11.2007 Male

Age:
71

Rating:
Club Pilot
Westbury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Top Secret

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot stalled glider attempting to take off in very light wind without required airspeed.

minor cuts to arm
27.08.2007 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Pilot
Cambridge aerotow
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airbourne
C2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot flew too far down wind and was caught out by rotor from building. Pilot was preoccupied with attempting to dump 1m of line having earlier had a weak link failure in thermic air.

Cut chin
26.08.2007 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Fransham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Java 155

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot went off-line on tow and crashed into trees.

fr wrist
25.08.2007 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Extralight 147

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot forgot to put tension back on glider having just landed to adjust battens.

fr arm
18.08.2007 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Chabre
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Cheetah 160

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot was unable to bleed off enough speed (possible tail wind) and nosed in.

fr humerus
12.07.2007 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Novice
Myhophen
Austria

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Unqualified pilot spun into trees while attempting to thermal.

none
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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