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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 379 entries for flexwing hang glider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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.

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17.07.2004 Female

Age:
44

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Fly 2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Student relaxed grip causing glider to enter turn. Instructor managed to level wings but could not make landing area due to height loss. .

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11.07.2004 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Club Pilot
The Lawley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Vision

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot became object fixated and allowed himself to get too low with no room to turn away from the hill. Landed heavily and broke upright.

none
14.06.2004 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Douelle
France

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Talon

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
During competition with pilots queuing behind, pilot went for launch but wings were not level. Wing tip touched ground on take off causing glider to turn sharply crash landing in trees.

none
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.

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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.

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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.

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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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