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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 378 entries for flexwing hang glider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
13.11.2004 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Club Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airbourne
Sting

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Airprox with Police helicopter.

none
30.10.2004 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Club Pilot
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Eagle

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot made poor approach and landed short in ditch.

fr wrist
27.08.2004 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
Merthyr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Glider entered 360 on approach as pilot tried to undo harness zip.

fr shoulder, fr ribs
20.08.2004 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Hill Farm Norfolk
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Elan

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot failed to maintain good speed and control while on approach for landing. Landed in crop but did not let go of uprights.

fr arms, dislo shoulders
16.08.2004 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Club Pilot
Eyam Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Offpiste
Discovery

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot on hill conversion course lost too much height while attempting to soar. Glider was seen to be flying slowly and eventually crashed into stone structure.

fr ribs, dislo elbow
08.08.2004 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Puncho
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Ls4 S

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot stalled having pushed out to miss trees on landing.

fr collar bone, shoulder and ribs
31.07.2004 Female

Age:
33

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Falcon

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student failed to release on low flight then mistimed flare on landing. Landed heavily still holding uprights.

fr arm
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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