Hang Glider

British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports received by the BHPA are available in summary form on this page. If you're looking for reports of formal investigations undertaken in the case of a serious incident, please visit our Incident Reports (formal investigations) page.

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.

The BHPA incident reports database is fully searchable. To refine your search you can specify a particular wing type and select "or" or "and". For example, if you want to search for paraglider incidents at Hay Bluff, for best search results select paraglider from the drop down list and the "and" option.

or and

If available, total hours flown and hours flown in the previous six months are included below, with the latter displayed in brackets.

There are 403 entries for flexwing hang glider wings

Displaying page 27 out of 41

[ Top ] - [ Prev ] - [ Next ] - [ Bottom ]

Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
27.08.2004 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
P



Merthyr,
UK

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:
CP



Hill Farm Norfolk,
UK

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:
CP



Eyam Edge,
UK

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:
AP



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,
UK

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
17.07.2004 Female

Age:
44

Rating:
AP



Darley Moor,
UK

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. .

None
11.07.2004 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
CP



The Lawley,
UK

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:
AP



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:
CP



Hay Bluff,
UK

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:
CP



Bewaldeth,
UK

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.
Go to: Incident Reports (formal investigations)
Go to: Annual Incident Analysis Reports
Last updated: 7 December 2023

Displaying page 27 out of 41

[ Top ] - [ Prev ] - [ Next ] - [ Bottom ]

 

Purchase the BHPA Pilot Handbook Submit an incident report to the BHPA and EHPU

 

The BHPA is a member of the Royal Aero Club The BHPA is a member of the European Hang Gliding & Paragliding Union CAA Drone and Model Aircraft Code Subscribe to GASCO Flight Safety, a monthly safety update on all recreational flying safety matters