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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 375 entries for flexwing hang glider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
14.04.2007 Male

Rating:
Pilot
White Mountain
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Change of wind direction forced pilot to go for bottom landing field that was in rotor. Pilot landed heavily from 50ft.

fr arm
21.03.2007 Male

Age:
71

Rating:
Club Pilot
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Discovery 195

Launch Type:
Pilot was thrown over backwards while rigging hang glider in breezy conditions. Glider blew back damaging another wing and a car.

concussion , bruising
01.02.2007 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Woldingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Elan

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot crashed into tree having been lifted off hill in rotory conditions with one wing stalled.

14.01.2007 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Mala
Spain

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Scandal Xk

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
HG pilot had mid-air with PG trainee while ridge soaring/thermalling.

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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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