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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
21.03.2005 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
FLPA



Lumb Farm,
UK
Powered PG

Launch Type:
Powered
No details available

Fr leg
22.06.2004 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
P



UK Powered PG

Launch Type:
Powered
Unqualified (for flpa) pilot crashed flpa and was not discovered until early hours.

20.06.2004 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
FLPA



UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
FreeX
Pure

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Sperwill
Pilot lost control of paramotor during launch/climb phase and crashed into the roof of a school.

Fr neck c6-c7
13.06.2004

By River Yarty,
UK

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
Action
29

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
cyclone
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



UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Mcdaddy

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Fly,
p130
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:
CP



Selston,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
Swing
Arcus

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Rad,
mxl
No details available

None
07.10.2002 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP



Ireland Field,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Apco
Ventura

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
VITTORAZI,
100CC
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:
P



Private Land,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Gradient Onyx

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,
UK
Powered PG

Launch Type:
Powered
No details.

Fractured vertibrae and internal injuries
26.03.2002

Ashover, Derbyshire,
UK
Powered PG

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.

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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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