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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 374 entries for flexwing hang glider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
06.04.2003 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Advanced Pilot

United Kingdom
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:

Launch Type:


none
04.04.2003 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
Pilot
Harting Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Amour

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Fatal.
31.03.2003 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Club Pilot
Crows Hall
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Amour

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot allowed glider to go off-line during aerotow. Possibly flying too slow.

Concussion and bruising
30.03.2003 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Shining Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro
Laminar St

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


Bruised ribs.
30.03.2003 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Club Pilot
Hill Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Java

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Low level weak link break leading to difficult landing.

Minor bruising of thumb.
27.01.2003 Female

Age:
37

Rating:
Club Pilot
Macher,Lanzerote.
Spain

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


BROKEN HUMERUS LEFT ARM
21.01.2003 Female

Age:
33

Rating:
Club Pilot
Wallably Ranch
US

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Falcon 170

Launch Type:
Aero Tow


BROKEN LEG AND DISLOCATED ANKLE
19.01.2003 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Club Pilot
Thornhill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
LAMINAR
Mr700

Launch Type:
Aero Tow


NONE
18.01.2003 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Edenfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


BROKEN RIGHT HUMERUS
11.01.2003 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
FLPA
The Tarn Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Java 155/Mosquito

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)


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Last updated: 7 March 2021

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