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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
20.01.2015 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Pilot
Private field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
Revo 2

Engine:
Fly products
Jet top 80

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot took off wearing a scarf tucked into his flying suit. Scarf became loose and caught in the recoil start mechanism. Engine stopped causing scarf to tighten round pilot's neck. Pilot was able to breath with difficulty and was able to make emergency landing.

Minor Injuries
03.10.2014 Male SE landing of Lijar
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 4

Engine:
Parajet
Zenith

Launch Type:
Powered
Student lifted leg too early while attempting second powered flight. Prop broke and pilot did not back off power as instructed and was pushed over.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

31.05.2014 Male

Age:
46

Rating:
Pilot
Mersea Island
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
GTX

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider during launch in light and variable conditions and crashed into a parked car.

Minor Injuries
16.02.2014 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
XC flight
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
Fusion

Engine:
PAP
1450 Moster

Launch Type:
Powered
During an XC flight the drive belt came off (but stayed with engine) leading to loss of thrust. Pilot landed safely.

Unhurt
07.07.2013 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
AP
Challow Hill Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Synthesis

Engine:
Bailey
175 V3

Launch Type:
Powered
At a safe height pilot let go of one brake to get into harness. Brake handle was sucked through mesh towards prop but did not hit prop. Pilot recovered brake and flew on.

Unhurt
16.05.2013 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Puerto Serrano
Spain

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Element

Engine:
PAP
Top 80

Launch Type:
Powered
Student made a good powered launch but had applied too much brake. Student was told to ease off the brakes a little but released them fully while letting off the throttle. Glider dived towards the ground and student impacted hard from 2m.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

22.09.2012 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Private airfield
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Powered PG

Wing:
Axis
Pluto 2 Power

Launch Type:
Pilot was running up engine when another glider got sucked into prop.

Unhurt
02.08.2012 Male Nr Glasgow
United Kingdom

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

Wing:
Sky Paragliders
Cima K2

Engine:
Flat Top
Moster

Launch Type:
Powered
While flying his paramotor the bar holding the risers on one side fractured at the weld and came away. It was held by a safety strap but the strap was so long the glider entered a turn and then collapsed. The pilot landed on top of the motor but was unhurt.

Unhurt
10.06.2012 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
Pilot
Kempsey
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Nucleon

Engine:
Top 80

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot launched glider unaware of an asymmetric collapse. Glider veered towards another glider still on the ground and the engine cages collided. Pilot landed with damage to both power units.

Unhurt
25.05.2012 Male

Age:
54
Batchlane Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Synthesis

Engine:
Moster
Extreme

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot started motor but it went to full revs knocking him over. Pilot was struck by prop.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

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Last updated: 4 March 2021

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