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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
12.08.2001 Male

Age:
27

Rating:
Club Pilot
Col De Forclas
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Kiss 154

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot stalled the glider whilst attempting to fly slowly in thermal lift, glider impacted the hill.

Swollen knee.
09.08.2001 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Club Pilot
Hill Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student encountered turbulence during tow launch - he attempted to correct the gliders direction but overcontrolled the glider resulting in him now facing downwind. He continued his downwind flight path until he impacted the ground.

FR cervical vertebra * 2.
07.08.2001 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
Club Pilot
Col De La Forclaz
France
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Pulse

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
PG and HG flying toward each other head on. At the last moment the HG turned right to avoid a collision and the PG turned left, HG tumbled and crashed in slope.

Cuts and bruises.
04.08.2001 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Pilot
St Andre
France

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Java

Launch Type:
A gust caused the glider to lift - the pilot reacted by grabbing the gliders upright and his wife held the leading edge midway along its length. They noticed that the cross tube was badly bent.

31.07.2001 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
St Andre
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Combat

Launch Type:
Pilot hit tree during landing approach.

FR femur, concussion and loss of consciousness for more than three days, Fr metacarpel.
28.07.2001 Male

Age:
51
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro
Mars 2000

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student overcontrolled following tow release, student pushed out during a turn whilst low, glider stalled pilot impacted the ground.

Concussion, cuts to face, bruising.
22.07.2001 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Club Pilot
Freathy
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Sportster

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot allow a turn to develop whilst launching his hang glider resulting in his right wingtip contacting the ground and the glider spinning into the hill. All this took place after 2 hours of paragliding.

Fr ribs, collar bone, 3 crushed vertebrae,nose. Internal injuries to lungs etc. Frontal dislocation of left femur. Cuts to face etc.
01.07.2001 Male

Age:
39
Serra Do Loranco
Spain

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro
Laminar Mrx 2001st13

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot forced to land on wheels after xc flight. Wheels snagged in ruts in the field the pilot swung through control frame.

Dislocated elbow.
23.06.2001 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Mendlesham
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Solar Wings
Rumour 2

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Pilot drifted off line during tow flight after long lay-off, the tow was aborted and the pilot crashed in long grass.

Sprained neck
09.06.2001 Male

Age:
20

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
No details.

Not given
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Last updated: 4 March 2021

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