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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 378 entries for flexwing hang glider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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
30.05.2003 Female

Age:
51

Rating:
Club Pilot
Laragne
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Eagle 145

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Two fractured arms.
25.05.2003 Male

Age:
28

Rating:
Novice
Bedlinog
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)


fractured tibia and fibula open
12.05.2003 Male

Age:
31

Rating:
Novice
Perranporth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Mars 170

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)


dislocated shoulder
11.05.2003 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Sutton Meadows
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Combat 2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow


sprained right wrist, bruised right knee, 2 broken teeth
26.04.2003 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Novice
Cockle Park
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student confused by different coloured webbing so released under tension and landed heavily.

Disloction of left arm from shoulder socket. Torn arm and chest muscles
24.04.2003 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Eclipse/Ghostbuster

Launch Type:
Aero Tow


none
21.04.2003 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Chinrwell Tora
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
K2

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


none
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Last updated: 26 September 2021

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