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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 pg 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 128 entries for powered pg wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
01.03.2008 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
FLPA



UK

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
Revolution 26

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
PAP,
ROS 100
Pilot heard noise and turned to see that prusik loop holding wing tip steering line had slipped allowing line to contact prop causing damage to the line. Pilot landed safely and removed both lines.

None
07.10.2007 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
P



Berwyn Mountains,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Powered PG

Wing:
Apco
Thrust Hp

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Sperwill,
Easy 100
Weight shift arm failed due to shearing of m8 capscrew (recently checked). Pilot was able to land with difficulty.

None
06.09.2007 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
P



Tailbridge,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Skywalk
Meskal 2

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
black devil
Having released control handle to adjust seat, pilot noticed that prop had severed control handle causing some damage to prop.

None
08.07.2007 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
FLPA



Wormley Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Powered PG

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
PAP,
Top 80 1250
Pilot had difficulty getting into seat due to slack leg straps. Pilot released one brake to assist but forgot to park brake first. Brake handle hit prop but bounced off and pilot landed safely.

None
08.07.2007 Male



UK Powered PG

Launch Type:
Powered
AAIB investigating.

Fatal.
11.06.2007 Male



Chavenage Airstrip,
UK
Powered PG

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot performing aerobatic manoeuvres at low level got into difficulties and crashed heavily.

Fatal.
10.06.2007 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
FLPA



Chavenage Green,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Powered PG

Wing:
Action
Gt

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Bailey,
4s 175
Pilot concentrating on landing close to marshals at comp did not notice parked hang glider. Cage struck hang glider wing causing some damage.

None
02.05.2007 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
FLPA



West Cowick,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
PAP,
Top 80 1250
Pilot released brake to get into seat. Brake handle contacted prop causing minor damage.

None
02.09.2005 Male

Age:
32



Becketts Farm,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Skywalk
Silex

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
fresh breeze
Unqualified pilot crashed having stalled wing just after take off.

Fr vertebra
21.03.2005 Male

Age:
51



Frampton End Road,
UK
Powered PG

Launch Type:
Powered
No details available

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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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