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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
25.04.2002 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Shinning Tor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Amour159

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Following a short xc flight the pilot misjudged his approach into a field clipping the roof of a barn on his final turn into wind. The glider rotated left and then inverted.

Sprained Left Wrist Bruised Hip
20.04.2002 Female

Age:
42

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Darley Mook
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Fly 2

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
During a tandem aerotow launch turbulence caused the weak link to break. The pilot flew a downwind leg followed by an attempt to turn into wind. With insufficient height to complete the turn the pilot landed cross wind, hitting a fence.

Sore back
13.04.2002 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Harting
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot failed to unzip his harness during landing approach. Landed fully zipped up with 2mph ground speed which caused the nose to drop.

13.04.2002 Harting
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Breeze

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot seen to be flying close to the stall with insufficient altitude.

03.04.2002 Male Dorset Coast 2m West Durdle Door.

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:

Launch Type:
No details.

FR lower back
01.04.2002 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Club Pilot
Drayton St Leonard
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Solar Wings
Rumour 1

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
During a tow launch the line broke whilst the glider was at a height of 1500ft. The pilot released the line which fell onto nearby pwer lines. A vehicle drove over the line draggin it over the power lines which broke.

25.03.2002 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
Pilot
Leadlich
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Air Atos

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Following a xc flight the pilot misjudged the wind direction on landing resulting in a downwind landing.

Broken right Anke: Fibula; Didnt go hospital for 2 days as thought it was just sprained
17.03.2002 Male Horse Leys Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic Iv Fr

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow
Pilot being towed behind land rover usng climbing rope with no weak link or release at either end. Glider drifted off course and impacted the ground.

FR ribs, punctured lung, concussion, DL shoulder.
17.03.2002 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Club Pilot
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Calypso

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
At 120ft during tow launch the pilot released the line completely from his chest release. He then pushed out causing the glider to stall. During the stall the glider turned out of wind, at 20 ft the pilot stalled the glider again impacting the ground.

Light bruising
31.01.2002 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Stanage Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Vision 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot flew too far behind rocky cliff edge, he lost altitude and crashed amongst the rocks.

Three fractured vertebrae Fr (R) arm Fr (R) elbow Cut lip/bruising.
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Last updated: 4 March 2021

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