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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 377 entries for flexwing hang glider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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)


13.10.2002 Male

Age:
39
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro
Mars

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Glider drifted off to the right during low tow launch, student turned right instead of left causing glider to turn more quickly, impacted the ground heavily.

BRUISED EYE, STIFF NECK (LATER)
12.10.2002 Male Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Extreme

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


12.10.2002 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Calypso

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


12.10.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Pulse

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


12.10.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Bell Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Xtralite

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


07.10.2002 Female

Age:
27
Woldingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby

Launch Type:
Student pulled muscle during take off run.

PULLED LEG MUSCLE
06.10.2002 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Club Pilot
Harting Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Elan

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Glider stalled through wind gradient as pilot made landing approach too close to a line of trees.

NONE
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Last updated: 14 June 2021

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