Hang Glider Neck Injury In Failed Landing
BHPA safety Advisory: http://www.bhpa.co.uk/pdf/safety_advisory/sa010.122013.pdf
In a recent accident the hang glider pilot, as a result of a base-bar collision during landing, swung through the control frame. His harness allowed him to move forward to the extent that his head was in front of the high aspect-ratio glider’s nose plate, which his weight and momentum pulled down violently on to the back of his head / neck region. The pilot suffered serious injury.
Hang Glider pilots should make landing approaches with their hands on the uprights and shoulders raised.