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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 113 entries for powered pg wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
27.09.2016 Male

Rating:
CP Hill
Bornos
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Spyder

Engine:
Miniplane
Top 80

Launch Type:
Powered
Student attempted initial launch run but stopped immediately due to strained calf.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

23.09.2016 Male

Age:
53
Institute gravel car park
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Roadster 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered engine failure after 15 minutes but had height to return to take-off. Take-off area was sloping carpark and pilot was forced to land crosswind. Pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

18.07.2016 Female

Age:
33
Walworth Road Recreation Ground
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
Revolution3

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
Paramotor pilots were training in a NOTAM'd area and were thermalling with engines off. Military C130 passed between two pilots, apparently having not seen them. Pilots landed safely.

Unhurt
27.06.2016 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot Power
Colleymore Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Hadron XX

Engine:
Macfly
250

Launch Type:
Powered
Whilst making a powered paraglider flight in a competition, the pilot inadvertently stalled the wing when applying power during a low level pass, causing the pilot to impact on his back, sustaining damage to the power unit.

Unhurt
05.06.2016 Male Dee Estuary
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h
Light Turbulence
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Synth 2

Launch Type:
Foot
While flying low, pilot caught foot in water and was forced to land in estuary. Pilot was forced to request assistance due to mud and incoming tide.

Unhurt
22.03.2016 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
Pilot
Selsey
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Hadron xx

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered a collapse at low level.

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

01.11.2015 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Private field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Hadron XX

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot came in to land in nil wind and came in on a fast approach and caught foot on a grass clump, which twisted his leg breaking it just above the boot. Pilot drove himself to hospital. Leg in plaster for 6 weeks.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

03.10.2015 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
CP
Benone
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Roadster

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot noticed that heat from the exhaust melted a hole in the fuel tank. Proximity of exhaust very close to tank.

Unhurt
19.09.2015 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
AP
Marston Airfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Snake (not xx)

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider at low level while attempting a high banked turn during slalom practice. During the manoeuvre the pilot noticed the left brake handle had become detached from the brake lines. The pilot was unable to regain control and crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
07.07.2015 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot (Power)
Siurana Alt Emporda 17469
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Slalom

Launch Type:
Foot
A paramotor pilot was critically injured upon impact with the ground, and died from his injuries. There were no witnesses to the flight or the impact.

Fatal:
Internal Injuries

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Last updated: 4 March 2021

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