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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 379 entries for flexwing hang glider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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.

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
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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