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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
29.06.2006 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Pilot
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target 160

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot took off in light conditions and lost height making landing field impossible. Tried fly on wall landing but wheels caught on rough ground breaking both uprights and pilots arm.

fr humerus
14.06.2006 Male West Runton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Calypso

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot clipped sea defense while on landing approach having misjudged wind gradient. .

fr arm
10.06.2006 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mere Bowl
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Elan

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot failed to maintain proper airspeed while on approach having been object fixated by obstacles in landing field.

fr humerus, cheek and knee
05.06.2006 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Bo Peep
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Apco
Santana Src

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot followed a thermal and left himself too low to complete a safe landing circuit. On finals, a thermal turned the glider 90 degrees and the pilot was forced to crash land into a tree.

fr ribs, bruising
08.05.2006 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Club Pilot
North Cliff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Eagle 164

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot mistimed flare and landed heavily having been cut away from aborted winch tow.

bruising
18.03.2006 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mam Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Offpiste
Discovery 195

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Whilst monitoring conditions on a windy launch, lone pilot appears to have been ground looped by gust, crashing heavily head first.

concussion, bruising
26.02.2006 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Famara
Spain

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic Kiss 154

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
HG pilot took off while not clipped in. Hung onto A frame until clear then deployed emergency chute landing on rocky slope.

fr arm, shoulder. concussion
31.01.2006 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
Novice
Newlyn Downs
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Mars

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student did not reduce speed or flare on landing and glider nosed in.

dislo elbow
21.01.2006 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bradwell
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Java Comp

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot got tangled in harness on poor approach then caught A frame on rough ground just before flaring. .

dislo shoulder
15.01.2006 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Under training
Ontur
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Sport 2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot failed to properly correct a turn having released from the aerotow line at 100ft and crashed at speed.

Fatal.
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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