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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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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
12.06.2004 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Club Pilot
Hay Bluff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
K4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot caught base bar on gorse bush on landing approach.

fr arm
06.06.2004 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bewaldeth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Ariel Arts
Clubman 160

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot decided to land and put glider in steep turn to lose height. Glider entered a tumble and impacted heavily.

10 fr ribs, punctured lung.
23.05.2004 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Club Pilot
Sutton Meadows
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Emergency parachute deployed accidentaly having just released from aerotow. Pilot thinks it may not have been correctly fitted.

none
17.05.2004 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Westbury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Flight Design
Ghostbuster

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot decided to land having lost spoileron in turbulence. Caught base bar on long grass and nosed in heavily.

neck and back strain
07.05.2004 Male

Age:
25

Rating:
Novice
Abertysswg
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Student lost concentration and pushed out instead of pulling in causing glider to stall.

none
09.04.2004 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Novice
Bow Lee
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
T16

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student flew without permission or guidance from instructor and crashed.

fr elbow
02.02.2004 Male

Age:
55
Beer Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot took off with too high angle of attack and stalled a wing due to a combination of flying too slowly and having fuzzy hair.

concussion, fuzzy hair.
17.10.2003 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Tap O Noth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Xkr

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
HG pilot cocked up light wind take off. Broke upright.

none
05.10.2003 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Club Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Offpiste
Discovery

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot attempted first top landing in strong conditions and possible rotor. Glider dropped wing and crashed. Pilot should have been with Coach for this task!

fr humerus
04.10.2003 Male

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Clubman

Launch Type:
Laid flat glider picked up by wind and flipped back. Hit parked car causing slight dent.

none
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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