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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 speedflyer/miniwing wings are displayed below in summary form.

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There are 30 entries for speedflyer/miniwing wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
11.03.2015 Male

Age:
42
High & Over
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
ASKA
17

Launch Type:
Foot
Student stepped heavily onto uneven ground while ground handling. Rolled up trousers against flying boots lead to leg fracture.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

27.01.2015 Male

Age:
68

Rating:
Pilot
Long Mynd
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed and noticed that one of his main carabiners was jammed open.

Unhurt
14.09.2014 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
CP
Ogwen valley
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Ozone
Firefly

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to reverse launch without first clearing his control lines. Pilot was lifted up out of control and with twisted risers. Glider turned along ridge and dumped pilot into rocks.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

17.05.2014 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Little Cloud

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot landed but did not collapse glider properly. Glider reinflated and became airborne with pilot facing the hill. Pilot impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Head Injuries

04.12.2013 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
None
Pendle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
35-40 Km/h
Strong Turbulence
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Ozone
Firefly

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse at low level in windy and turbulent conditions. Pilot crashed and was fatally injured.

Fatal
05.09.2013 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
CP
Hay Bluff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Aska
One Seven

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot applied too much control and initiated a sudden dive causing rapid loss of height and increase in speed. Pilot crashed into ridge at speed.

Seriously Injured:
Pelvis

13.04.2013 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Parlick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bobcat

Launch Type:
Foot
While kiting speed wing up the slope the pilot was lifted by a gust and swung to the side twisting the pilot's knee.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

14.10.2012 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Pilot
Rhossili
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
35-40 Km/h
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Ozone
Fazer

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was soaring mini wing and misjudged downwind beat. Impacted heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

18.03.2012 Male

Rating:
None
Magilligan
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
35-40 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bobcat

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot flew into rotor attempting to top land in strong winds.

Seriously Injured
04.10.2011 Male

Age:
29
Milk Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Gin
Bobcat

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot applied too much brake after launch and stalled glider. Landed heavily.

Whiplash and sprained knee
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Last updated: 26 September 2021

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