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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
15.06.2005 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Club Pilot
Plaine Joux
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target 16

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
It is believed that the pilot clipped a tree in light conditions and fell 15m to the ground. The pilot was wearing a cycle helmet which contributed sighnificantly to the seriousness of the head injuries!.

fr skull, fr ribs
06.06.2005 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Col De Forclaz
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot was crashed into by out of control paraglider pilot while waiting on ramp to take off.

gashed leg, bruised shoulder
06.06.2005 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Club Pilot
Annecy
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot had to land in emergency field having left it too late to make official field. Glider nosed in in long grass as pilot could not locate harness zip and had to land on wheels.

bruised ribs
03.06.2005 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Club Pilot
Plaine Joux
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Sportster

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot overshot landing area and crashed into a parked car.

strained elbow
17.05.2005 Female

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Smeatharpe
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Sx2

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot stalled glider during winch launch after pushing bar out having foolishly anticipated increased winch tension that did not materialise due to mechanical failure.

bruises and grazing.
05.04.2005 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Club Pilot
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Amour 159

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Glider stalled on final approach possibly due to thermic activity and/or insufficient speed on landing appraoch.

strained shoulder
25.03.2005 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Sutton Meadows
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airbourne
C2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot started take off run for aerotow but was not properly clear of the marshal. Glider struck marshal on shoulder as it moved forward causing the weak link to break and bending an upright.

none
13.03.2005 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
Club Pilot
Long Mynd
United Kingdom
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Elan

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Under investigation. Pilot lost control at low level and crashed heavilly.

Fatal.
03.03.2005 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Novice
Lords Seat
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target 16

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student appears to have allowed glider to lose too much energy leading to a heavy landing. Poor flare also a factor.

dislo elbow
04.12.2004 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Novice
Kennel Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student went off line slightly but then pulled bar in on landing instead of flaring resulting in heavy landing.

fr arm
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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