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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 379 entries for flexwing hang glider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
28.09.2003 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Novice
Winter Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Student tip stalled glider prior to landing.

Fr wrist
28.08.2003 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Advanced Pilot

Brazil
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No IR received at all. Have emailed RR 20/11/03. Tony.

Pelvis and head injuries.
16.08.2003 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Amour

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot released from aerotow due to oscilations. Flew into large pile of poo on landing!

Multiple fractures to left humerus.
16.08.2003 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Mercury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


none
15.08.2003 Female

Age:
54

Rating:
Club Pilot
Crow Hall
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Sky Hook
Gypsy Small

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student went off line on tow then spiralled into ground.

Fatal.
07.08.2003 Male

Age:
22

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Elan

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student went off line and landed down wind. Glider flipped over.

Concussion, sprained wrist.
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Last updated: 28 October 2021

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