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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports received by the BHPA are available in summary form on this page. If you're looking for reports of formal investigations undertaken in the case of a serious incident, please visit our Incident Reports (formal investigations) page.

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.

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If available, total hours flown and hours flown in the previous six months are included below, with the latter displayed in brackets.

There are 408 entries for flexwing hang glider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
21.01.2003 Female

Age:
33

Rating:
CP



Wallably Ranch,
US

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Wills Wing
Falcon 170

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
No details available

Broken leg and dislocated ankle
19.01.2003 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
CP



Thornhill,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
LAMINAR
Mr700

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
No details available

None
18.01.2003 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP



Edenfield,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

Broken right humerus
11.01.2003 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
FLPA



The Tarn Farm,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Java 155/Mosquito

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
No details available

13.10.2002 Male

Age:
39



Darley Moor,
UK

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,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Extreme

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

12.10.2002 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP



Bell Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Calypso

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

12.10.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
CP



Bell Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Pulse

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

12.10.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
P



Bell Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Xtralite

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

07.10.2002 Female

Age:
27



Woldingham,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby
Student pulled muscle during take off run.

Pulled leg muscle
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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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