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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 377 entries for flexwing hang glider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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.

10.11.2006 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
Basa
Spain

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot encountered turbulence in landing area and landed heavily causing damage to glider.

br shoulder
10.09.2006 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
Sutton Meadows
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
U2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot went off course on landing approach due to turbulence. Glider wing tip struck tug pilot who was standing just off the runway with other pilots.

concussion, bruising to head, sprained arm
10.09.2006 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Tegelberg
Germany

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot made course correction on final approach to ensure separation from paraglider pilot. Stalled one wing in turn due to insufficient airspeed.

dislo shoulder
09.09.2006 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Thorn Hill, Stirling
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
U2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot landed in rough ground just short of landing field having hit sink and struggled with a jammed harness zip.

3 fr vertebrae, fr ribs
02.09.2006 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Thoran B
France

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airbourne
C2

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot hit turbulence just prior to landing having crossed goal line in very strong and gusty conditions.

torn tissue in shoulder
16.08.2006 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Novice
East Hill ,Rothbury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Elan

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot took off on top to bottom flight but flew too slowly. Glider entered slow turn then crashed into hillside.

fr cheek, nose and punctured lungs.
10.08.2006 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Condor

Launch Type:
Student fell forward while practising running with glider.

dislo shoulder
05.08.2006 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Novice
Brandon West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot fell forward on landing and struck elbow on hard (no rain) ground.

fr elbow
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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