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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
12.05.2002 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Club Pilot
Little Atherfield Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Powered HG

Wing:
Wills Wing Eagle 164

Engine:
Doodlebug Power Unit

Launch Type:
Powered
First landing approach was too high, pilot made a second attmept which was still too high. He overshot and flew to an alternative field but flew into rotor behind a hedge causing the aircraft to stall twice before impacting the ground.

Knocked unconcious, Bleeding from nose, general bruising.
24.04.2002 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Club Pilot
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered HG

Wing:
Avian
Rio

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
During an early power launch the pilot released the power once airborne and then immediately flared the glider causing the right wing to stall and touch the ground, the glider rotaed about this wing and impacted the ground.

24.04.2002 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Hill Farm, Norfolk.

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Off Piste
Discovery

Engine:
Radne 120

Launch Type:
Powered
During flight a spring from the exhaust broke from its mounting and fell into the propellor which catapulted it into the sail causing a tear.

09.12.2001 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Pilot
Chesham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Airwave
Magic Iv

Engine:
Mosquito

Launch Type:
Powered
PHG pilot spotted a 2 ft diameter parachute floating down 30ft away from him during a cross country flight. A long tube was attached to the parachute, which the pilot believes was from a model rocket.

11.10.2001 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Club Pilot
Sieghford
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered HG

Wing:
Airwave
Classic 14

Engine:
Radne
Racket 120

Launch Type:
Powered
The hand throttle on a powered hg harness caught behind the rear rigging wire during flight causing a climbing turn.

Bruised shoulder.
01.09.2001 Male

Age:
59

Rating:
Club Pilot
Oxboro Set-Aside
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered HG

Wing:
Airwave
Doodle-Bug/Magic Iii

Engine:
radne
racket 120

Launch Type:
Powered


none
05.05.2001 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Near Doncaster
United Kingdom
Powered HG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
Farmer found pilot in field with serious head injuries.

Serious head injuries, unconscious for several days. Possible brain injury. Right ulna fracture.
Go to: Incident Reports (formal investigations)
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Last updated: 14 May 2021

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