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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 powered hg wings are displayed below in summary form.

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There are 27 entries for powered hg wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
03.08.2003 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Advanced Pilot


Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered HG

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Engine:
Racket

Launch Type:
Powered
Emergency parachute deployed accidentaly causing pilot and wing to crash land under chute. Possible bad combination of chute and harness in terms of fit. .

none
16.06.2003 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Club Pilot
Pincots Lane
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Avian
Java

Engine:
Doodle Bug

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot turned off engine too soon and was unable to make landing field hitting power lines.

15% electrical burns, hip, abdomen and legs.
08.06.2003 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Magilligan
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered HG

Wing:
Airwave
Magic 4

Engine:
mosquito

Launch Type:
Powered


minor rib injury (no medical aid required)
15.05.2003 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
Pilot
Cold Norton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Airwave
Classic

Engine:
Wasp

Launch Type:
Powered


broken leg cut on head, burns on back.
04.05.2003 Male

Age:
60

Rating:
Club Pilot
Foulden (Set-Aside)
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Airwave
Doodle-Bug/Magic Iii 166

Engine:
radne racket

Launch Type:
Powered


none
04.11.2002 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
Pilot
Cold Norton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered HG

Wing:
Solar Wings
Rumour 2

Engine:
RADNE 120

Launch Type:
Powered
Prop shaft support block came loose causing prop shaft to wander which resulted in thrust line changing and bad left turn.

NONE
03.08.2002 Male Condover Airfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Engine:
Doodlebug

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot attempted to launch diagonally across runway strip but failed to gain sufficient altitude to clear rough long grass - he impacted the long grass, beaking the prop and tearing the gliders sail.

11.07.2002 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Pilot
Brown Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered HG

Wing:
Airwave
Klassie

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
During an attempted powered HG launch the aircraft drifted off course toward some trees. The pilot was unable to corrrect the situation and collided with a large bush.

11.07.2002 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Club Pilot
Field At Inverhegang
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h
Powered HG

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot launched a powere HG directly downwind of some powere lines. He was unable to gain sufficient height to clear the lines which he subsequently flew into.

Fatal.
07.07.2002 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Advanced Pilot
Rowter Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Powered HG

Wing:
La Mouette Topless

Engine:
Mosquito

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot attempted to launch his powered hang glider upslope but was unable to achieve sufficient airspeed. The left wing dropped and the control frame impacted the ground breaking the left upright, the impact caused the prop to catch the sail.

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Last updated: 14 May 2021

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