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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
20.06.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Kimmeridge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Following launch the pilot was unable to assume the prone position in the harness. Upon later inspection he discovered that the internal harness chord had broken.

04.06.2002 Male

Age:
27
Constitution Hill, Aberystwyth
United Kingdom
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:

Launch Type:
Report received from AAIB of hang glider crash.

Uspecified
01.06.2002 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Mont Sarha
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro
Atos

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Illegible - can only glean that pilot misjudged landing approach which resulted in a crash.

Broken Ulnar- L Cracked Humerus- R Ambulance to Huddersfield Hospital
31.05.2002 Male

Age:
52
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro
Mars

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student pushed out during tow launch causing the gliders left wing to stall, the glider turned and the left wing tip hit the ground.

Bruised right leg anmd shoulder
12.05.2002 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
Pilot
Thornhill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Scandal Xkr

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot misjudged landing approach and undershot the intended landing field. He collided with a tall bush resulting in the glider sustaining structural damage.

11.05.2002 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Bradwell Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro
2000

Launch Type:
Pilot approaching top landing field misjudged windstrength and made his final turn too low leaving insufficient height to clear a wall at the downwind end of the field. The pilot landed cross wind behind the wall.

11.05.2002 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
Club Pilot
West Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Swing
Mistral 2

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot performing 360 degree turns whilst low. During one turn the glider encountered sinking air with the result that he was unable to complete the turn, the pilot impacted the hill.

Cracked/Fractured L1 Vertibrae
05.05.2002 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Corndon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
La Mouette- Topless 1

Launch Type:
Following a xc flight the pilot misjudged the wind direction which resulted in a downwind landing. The glider landed on its wheels then ground looped.

05.05.2002 Monks Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Scandal

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)


05.05.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Monks Down
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic Iv

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot misjudged wind strength on landing approach which resulted in his landing approach being too far back behind landing field. He narrowly avoided a collision with a barbed wire fence.

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Last updated: 4 March 2021

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