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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 pg wings are displayed below in summary form.

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There are 115 entries for powered pg wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
13.06.2004 By River Yarty
United Kingdom

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
Action
29

Engine:
cyclone

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot landed seated and cross wind. Pilot uninjured but prop smashed and fuel tank split. Possible damage to wing.

none
15.05.2004 Male

Age:
37

Rating:
SPHG

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Mcdaddy

Engine:
Fly
p130

Launch Type:
Powered
At 50m when pilot and passenger were getting into their seats, the risers became twisted resulting in the pilot losing control. They crashed heavily with the passenger sustaining severe injuries.

fr wrist, fr collar bone
16.03.2003 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Club Pilot
Selston
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Engine:
Rad
mxl

Launch Type:
Powered


none
07.10.2002 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Club Pilot
Ireland Field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Apco
Ventura

Engine:
VITTORAZI
100CC

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot started power unit at full revs, attmpted to stabilise unit by holding cage, hand slipped through netting and contacted propellor.

THUMB & FIRST FINGER OF RIGHT HAND TIPS RIPPED BY PROPELLER
28.07.2002 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Private Land
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Gradient Onyx

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot started engine of paramotor whilst supporting the frame. The canopy remained packed away. The engine revs were high pushing the unit forward. The pilot reacted by pushing out with his left hand which contacted the prop causing injury.

Left hand Index finger 50% of Tip severed, fingers 2 & 3 removed amputated to first joint. Little finger 3mm of tip removed
26.07.2002 Male

Age:
32
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
No details.

Fractured Vertibrae and internal injuries
26.03.2002 Ashover, Derbyshire
United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
2 PPGs reported flying low over Ashover , Derbyshire. Several captive birds of prey were spooked resulting in one being injured and subsequently put down.

29.12.2001 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Stantor, Torquay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Apco
Allegra

Engine:
Revoloution

Launch Type:
Powered
During xc flight paramotr unit suffered failure - no details.

15.09.2001 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot


Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot failed to execute an emergency canopy collapse following an aborted forward launch. Part of the canopy contacted the motor causing damage to the lines and prop.

27.08.2001 Studland Peninsula, Dorset.
United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
PPG spotted flying too low over built up area.

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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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