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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Incident reports for flexwing hang glider wings are displayed below in summary form.

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There are 377 entries for flexwing hang glider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
14.03.2001 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Club Pilot
Kennedy, France
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Clubman 160

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot clipped tree during landing approach.

Slight bruising.
25.02.2001 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Thornhill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Klassic

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot on first aerotow foot launch flight, ran too fast on launch resulting in no line tension the glider started to fly but the pilot was unable to keep up with it, glider stalled and was pulled into the ground.

Spiral fracture left humerus with nerve damage. Nerve palsy radial.
31.01.2001 Male

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mala
Spain

Wind Strength:
32-40 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Vision V

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot flew too close to the hill in turbulent conditions - resulted in the glider being turned toward the hill in a strong gust.

Fr scaphoid bone left hand; break at old fracture. Bruised face and leg
21.01.2001 Male

Age:
29

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Beer Head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Csx 137

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
HG attempting a rushed launch on a busy site clipped the ground with his wing tip causing the other wing to enter the lift first. The glider rotated about the inside wing and then hit the hill.

No injuries.
25.12.2000 Female

Age:
24
Macher
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Harmony

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
During ground handliing trim problem discovered. It was found that c and d lines had shrunk by 10mm.

No injuries
15.12.2000 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Club Pilot
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
The pilot made his approach to top landing too far back and with insufficient airspeed the glider stalled through the wind gradient.

Fractures of both arms (humerus).
05.11.2000 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Club Pilot
Frinton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Enterprise
Combat

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Broken clip supplied for examination. Glider negatively loaded during rigging - loud bang heard after launch - Pilot managed to land safely and discovered that the vb limiter strap has become detached due to a distorted clip.

None
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Last updated: 14 June 2021

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