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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports received by the BHPA are available in summary form on this page. If you're looking for reports of formal investigations undertaken in the case of a serious incident, please visit our Incident Reports (formal investigations) page.

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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If available, total hours flown and hours flown in the previous six months are included below, with the latter displayed in brackets.

There are 404 entries for flexwing hang glider wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
01.06.2001 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
AP



St Vincent Les Forts,
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
Magic Kiss

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot failed to generate sufficient airspeed on launch glider stalled and the pilot impacted a road below launch area.

Fractured left heel bone, cut right elbow.
29.05.2001 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
AP



Laragne,
France
Flexwing Hang Glider Side wire broke as the pilot turned above the landing area.

Fatal.
28.05.2001 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
AP



Laragne (South),
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Icaro
Laminar St
Pilot accidentally released pin on parachute container whilst trying to zip harness up.

20.05.2001 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP



Private Airfield Nr Bury St Edmunds.,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
5*6

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot failed to correct turn during launch.

None
06.05.2001 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
AP



Poppitt Sands,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Sx4 13.9

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot launched into strong turbulent conditions, went prone in harness. The glider then stalled and the pilot swung throught the control frame.

Cuts to nose and left eyelid - surgery to replace skin. facial bruising.
13.04.2001 Male

Age:
54



Cranes Corner,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Stubby

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student veered off course during tow launch, attempted to correct the turn but had insufficient airspeed, Student swung through control frame.

Broken upper arm.
18.03.2001 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
P



Kennedy Near Nice,
France

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Airwave
K4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilkot realised wind strength had picked up considerably during flight decided to fly xc to a flatter area to land. Landed in very strong wind, was blown backward into trees.

Compound fracture right tibia and fibula.
14.03.2001 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP



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:
AP



Thornhill,
UK

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:
CP



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
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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