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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
13.11.2005 Male

Rating:
Club Pilot
North Hill, Minehead
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Eagle

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot landed heavily on light wind landing but did not let go of the uprights breaking both arms.

fr arms
20.10.2005 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Club Pilot
Ontur
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Eagle

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot locked out on aerotow and crashed into hangar.

fr wrist, concusion
25.09.2005 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed S 4.5

Launch Type:
During inspection piot discovered damaged carbon spar caused as a result of manufacturing error.

none
01.09.2005 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Advanced Pilot

United Kingdom
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Concept

Launch Type:
Glider was found to have been miss-rigged after having been independently serviced.

none
30.08.2005 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Wind Bank
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed S 4.5

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot landed in trees having misjudged turn.

cut leg
16.07.2005 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Smeatharpe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Sx3

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot crashed on tow after guillotined winch line caught on base bar then fence. .

fr arm, bruising, grazes
12.07.2005 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Smeatharpe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Extralite 137

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot pushed out on aerotow launch. Glider dropped wing and nosed in hard.

grazed knee
03.07.2005 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Mendlesham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Kpl3

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
After landing pilot discovered hang point pivot pin had slipped out 2cm having noticed a creaking noise while being towed into air.

none
03.07.2005 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Mendelsham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Scandal

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot noticed that kingpost wires were incorrectly attached.

none
18.06.2005 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Rushup Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Calypso

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Tow rated pilot got into difficulties when attempting to ridge soar having hill launched. Pilot landed heavily behind trees.

bruising
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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