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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.

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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 129 entries for powered pg wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
21.11.2016 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
AP

Flying Experience:
26 years
600 hours
(57 hours)

Tap o' Noth - bottom landing,
UK
Powered PG

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Zenith
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

Flying Experience:
13 years
300 hours
(80 hours)

Waldringfield,
UK

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

Flying Experience:
15 years
505 hours
(59 hours)

Private Field,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Apco
Force 2

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,
UK

Wind Strength:
10-15 km/h
Powered PG

Wing:
Jojo Wings
Instinct

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

Fatal
10.10.2016 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
11 years
55 hours
(31 hours)

UK

Wind Strength:
15-20 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Roadster 2

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Air Conception,
Ultra 130
Paramotor pilot posted Airprox having had an encounter with a biplane that appeared to be involved in a display with two balloons. Pilot did not realise the biplane was a full sized manned aircraft, having initially thought it was a drone.

Unhurt
03.10.2016 Male

Age:
18

Rating:
P

Flying Experience:
11 years
76 hours
(20 hours)

UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Moderate Turbulence
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
GTS

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
ParaJet,
Zenith
Pilot lost control shortly after launch when he discovered a control line was wrapped around one riser. Pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured,
Feet, Legs

27.09.2016 Male

Rating:
CP Hill

Flying Experience:
9 years
11 hours

Bornos,
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Spyder

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Miniplane,
Top 80
Student attempted initial launch run but stopped immediately due to strained calf.

Minor Injuries,
Feet, Legs

23.09.2016 Male

Age:
53

Flying Experience:
8 years
16 hours
(12 hours)

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

Flying Experience:
10 years
100 hours

Walworth Road Recreation Ground,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-5 km/h

Conditions:
Moderate,
Light Turbulence
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
Revolution3

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

Flying Experience:
240 hours

Colleymore Farm,
UK

Wind Strength:
5-10 km/h

Conditions:
Calm,
Moderate Turbulence
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Hadron XX

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Macfly,
250
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
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Last updated: 23 June 2024

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