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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 379 entries for flexwing hang glider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
26.05.2007 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Club Pilot
Wether Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Sport 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot ended up too low for bottom landing area. Chose field that sloped down but into wind. pilot realised he was going to overshoot so went for gap in trees to see power lines on other side. tried to dive under but hit kingpost and landed heavily.

fr leg, cut head
20.05.2007 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Club Pilot
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Xc132

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
On running down hill for take off in light conditions, A frame clipped hill and caused glider to nosedive into hill damaging the upright.

none
04.05.2007 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Glider went off-line slightly on tow. Student did not release A frame when glider struck ground.

fr humerus
21.04.2007 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Deptford
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litesport 4

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot jumped into glider on aerotow launch then stalled a wing as he pushed out to prevent dropping. Locked out at low level and crashed in vertically.

fr clavicles
18.04.2007 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Wether Fell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Breeze

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot misjudged approach and struck wall on landing.

fr wrist, cuts to head, damaged shoulder
16.04.2007 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Novice
Swanborough
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airbourne
Fun 190

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student came in to land too slowly and mushed in on wheels causing break to arm.

fr arm
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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