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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

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 powered hg wings are displayed below in summary form.

The BHPA incident reports database is fully searchable. To refine your search you can specify a particular wing type and select "or" or "and". For example, if you want to search for paraglider incidents at Hay Bluff, for best search results select paraglider from the drop down list and the "and" option.

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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 30 entries for powered hg wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
31.07.2004 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
CP



A53,
UK
Powered HG

Wing:
Solar Wings
Rumour

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
mosquito
Pilot encountered turbulence on approach and landed heavily.

Bruising
30.04.2004 Male

Age:
35



UK Powered HG

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
mosquito
Pilot discovered torn zip line attachment which could have resulted in the line reaching the prop with serious consequences.

None
01.03.2004 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
CP



Darley Moor,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Airwave
K5

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
mosquito
Pilot took off with high angle of attack and stalled one wing at 15ft.

Fr arm
03.08.2003 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
AP





Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered HG

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Racket
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:
CP



Pincots Lane,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Avian
Java

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Doodle Bug
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:
P



Magilligan,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered HG

Wing:
Airwave
Magic 4

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
mosquito
No details available

Minor rib injury (no medical aid required)
15.05.2003 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
P



Cold Norton,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Airwave
Classic

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Wasp
No details available

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

Age:
60

Rating:
CP



Foulden (Set-Aside),
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Airwave
Doodle-Bug/Magic Iii 166

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
radne racket
No details available

None
04.11.2002 Male

Age:
66

Rating:
P



Cold Norton,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered HG

Wing:
Solar Wings
Rumour 2

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
RADNE 120
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,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Aeros
Target

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Doodlebug
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.

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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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