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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
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

22.04.2017 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Disused Military Airfield
Malaysia

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Speedster 2

Engine:
Air Conception
E-Nitro

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot suffered failed take-off in changeable light winds leading to heavy impact with tarmac take-off area. Pilot was recovering from previous muscle strain at the time.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

19.02.2017 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Bagworth
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Viper 4

Engine:
Techno-fly
Nitro 200

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot had mid-air collision with a second pilot who had been 300m above but was in an uncontrolled spiral dive. The collision caused the pilot to spin, damaging his glider. The glider then collapsed but the pilot was able to recover and land safely. The second pilot continued to spiral until hitting the ground sustains fatal injuries.

Unhurt
19.02.2017 Male Bagworth Park Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Snake

Engine:
Techno Fly / Air Conception
Octagon 190

Launch Type:
Powered
The pilot was seen to induce a spiral dive at about 1000ft above ground level, and maintained the spiral. At approx 300ft above ground level the pilot was seen to impact a second pilot and they rotated through 360 degrees before separating. The second landed safely and was uninjured (his wing was damaged). The first pilot continued his spiral to the ground and suffered fatal injuries..

Fatal
17.02.2017 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Pilot
Whixhall
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Spyder

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot started his engine an left it idling as it had a clutch, while he sorted out his wing. On returning to the engine the pilot held the frame with his right hand and picked up the throttle with his left. On picking up the throttle up he accidentally applied pressure, causing the motor to lurch forward unexpectedly. The pilots hand slipped off the frame and into the moving prop.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

21.01.2017 Male

Age:
53

Rating:
CP
Local field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Roadster 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was making an approach to a familiar landing area but in an unfamiliar wind direction. Pilot turned through a break in the trees into direct sunlight then realised he was heading for high voltage power lines. The pilot applied power and pulled hard right tip steering line. The pilot avoided the power lines but the glider entered a spin resulting in a heavy landing.

Seriously Injured
21.11.2016 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
AP
Tap o' Noth - bottom landing
United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:
Zenith

Launch Type:
Powered
Shortly after take-off the pilot suffered a prop failure. With no apparent impact the prop was inspected and found to have delaminated.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
11.11.2016 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot Power
Waldringfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Niviuk
Dobermann 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot flew through turbulent air while practising a competition task. Glider suffered a collapse while travelling at approx 80kph and became cravatted. Pilot deployed emergency parachute and deployment bag damaged prop, but landed safely.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

29.10.2016 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot Power
Private Field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Apco
Force 2

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot stalled wing while turning against the torque at low level in attempt to avoid overflying neighbours. Pilot managed to kill engine before heavy impact.

Minor Injuries
23.10.2016 Male

Age:
37
Pilling
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Powered PG

Wing:
Jojo Wings
Instinct

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of paramotor at low altitude.

Fatal
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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