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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 114 entries for powered pg wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
14.01.2018 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Hope Cove
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Leeside
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Spyder

Launch Type:
Foot
On making his approach to land the pilot entered rotor turbulence caused by nearby cliffs. Wind had changed direction in the hour since the pilot took off.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

03.12.2017 Male Pilling
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Powered PG

Wing:
Apco
NRG Pro

Engine:
Apco
Air Comfort

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot lost control of glider while flying at low altitude and crashed into ploughed field.

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

15.11.2017 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
CP
Bornos Lake
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Spyder

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost balance on launch having recovered from small frontal collapse then fell forward dislocating his shoulder.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

08.10.2017 Male

Age:
30

Rating:
CP
DUNGIVEN WEST
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Unknown

Engine:
PAP I THINK

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot tripped on launch and cut nose on spectacles.

Minor Injuries
13.08.2017 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Non bhpa
N/a
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Apco
Force 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was climbing out of field when glider entered a spin at low level. Pilot impacted heavily before recovery could be achieved.

Seriously Injured
05.07.2017 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot
Moreton Common
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Niviuk
Kougar 2

Engine:
TechnoFly
Octagon (Nitro)

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot was walking towards wing with engine running (warm up phase) when it went to full power and throttle cable caught in propeller, pulling hand backwards through netting into spinning propeller as he fell sideways onto ground.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

02.07.2017 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Pilot
Parafest N Wales
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Spyder

Engine:
Wasp
EOS100

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot made emergency landing having lost power. Discovered exhaust had fallen off and gone through prop. Fuel tank had also ruptured and was spraying fuel.

Unhurt
25.05.2017 Male

Age:
63

Rating:
Pilot
Rufforth Gliding Club
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Powered PG

Wing:
PARAMANIA
Gtx

Launch Type:
Pilot stalled at low level having encountered sinking air. Pilot defended vertically and landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

24.05.2017 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
CP
Challow Paramotor Club
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot attempted to launch but did not get airborne before running into a fence.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

24.05.2017 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
CP
Challow Paramotor Club
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Roadster 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot went off line during powered launch and collided with a fence.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 14 May 2021

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