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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
20.07.2003 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Club Pilot
Larragne, Bhpa Nationals.
France
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Multiple, including head injuries.
15.07.2003 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Chabre
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Cheetah

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Lightly bruised.
07.07.2003 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bedlinog
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Vision

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Dislocated shoulder.
01.07.2003
United Kingdom
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Goldmarque
Gyr

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


23.06.2003 Male

Age:
30
Abertysswg
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic Iv

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)


broken left arm & possibly shoulder
21.06.2003 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Club Pilot
Edenfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Extralite

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


none
12.06.2003 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro
Mars

Launch Type:
Winch Tow


Fr left arm, torn tendons in arm.
07.06.2003 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Aspres
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Rush

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


none
01.06.2003 Female

Age:
24

Rating:
Novice
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro
Mars

Launch Type:
Winch Tow


broken left humerous, bruises to left side
31.05.2003 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Aerotow-Com Aulk
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro
Relax

Launch Type:
Aero Tow


sprain to right wrist and a bruise on knee
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Last updated: 18 April 2021

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