Powered Paraglider

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.

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

There are 378 entries for flexwing hang glider wings

Displaying page 32 out of 38

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

Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
24.08.2002 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Airways Flight Park
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot tow launched whilst wearing doodlebug power harness - engine off. At 20ft glider drifted off line - tow aborted - pilot unable to control gliders direction, drifted off course, pilot landed heavily on right side.

Broken bones in Elbow, ambulance to Derbyshire royal infirmary
16.08.2002 Male

Age:
36
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airbourne - Fun

Launch Type:
Student on early high flight overcontrolled the pitch of the glider durng landing. Attempted to flare then fell through the A frame - failed to let go of the uprights.

Upper arm fracture, ambulance to Sussex County- Brighton
20.07.2002 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Club Pilot
Butser West
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Alvion Elan

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Midair collision with model aircraft - hang glider continued to fly unaffected, model broke in impact.

18.07.2002 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
Pilot
Chabre-Larange
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Xtralite

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Fast jet narrowly missed a hang glider soaring the ridge at 200ft. Approxi mate separation 100ft.

14.07.2002 Female

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Westbury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
La Mouette Topless

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Inexperienced pilot misjudged landing approach, narrowly avoided collision with parked cars. Bent upright and heart bolt.

None
14.07.2002 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Metfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Java 155

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Whilst releasing from a tow launch the tow release pin penetrated the pilots gloveless finger - the pilot had his hand in a position in front of the release which he operated with his palm.

Deep cut to the finger,
13.07.2002 North Luffenham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Sportlite
396

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Pilot was nable to complete the final turn into wind during the landing approach due to insufficient height - landed cross wind falling onto the passenger.

Bruise.
10.07.2002 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Merthyr
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Rumour 1

Launch Type:
Inexperienced pilot was inadvertently turned by turbulent air whilst ridge soaring. With insufficient airspeed the pilot was unable to correct the turn which resulted in a collision with the hill.

Soft tissue- Facial, Bruised hand & Ribs, Concussion, Unconscious for approx 5 min, Air helicopter to Myrtha hospital
07.07.2002 Tailbridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Non member attempted 360 degree turn following launch - insufficient height resulted in him impacting the hill.

24.06.2002 Female

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Westbury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
La Mouette Topless

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot attempting to top land in strong conditions struggled to turn the glider into wind whilst on the downwind leg. She tried apply more force by putting her feet onto the bottom bar, before returning to prone. She impacted the ground i the final turn.

Go to: Incident Reports (formal investigations)
Go to: Annual Incident Analysis Reports
Last updated: 30 September 2021

Displaying page 32 out of 38

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

 

Purchase the BHPA Pilot Handbook Visit the BHPA Pilot Development website 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 Drone Safe - Drone Code Subscribe to GASCO Flight Safety, a monthly safety update on all recreational flying safety matters