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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 116 entries for powered pg wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
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

16.04.2012 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Pilot
Wigginton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
Revolution

Engine:
PAP
1250 ROS125

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot launched and powered up to 5m when engine cut out. Pilot landed heavily. Air in fuel suspected.

Unhurt
27.02.2012 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
None
Challow Hill Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Synthesis

Engine:
Bulldog
Spirit (Thor)

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot did not respond properly to radio commands and came close to landing on parked cars. Student became entangled with a wing laid out in the take off area but managed to land safely.

Unhurt
24.02.2012 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:
Fly Products
Kompress Magic

Launch Type:
Powered
Student applied too much throttle while practising starting the engine. Engine fell over backwards.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

28.01.2012 Male

Age:
42

Rating:
CP
Crieff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Reaction

Engine:
Parajet
Cyclone

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot had mid-air collision with another paramotor pilot and became entangled. Came down under other pilot's parachute as other failed to deploy.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

28.01.2012 Male

Age:
35

Rating:
None
Crieff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Reaction TST

Engine:
PAP
ROS125

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot was involved in a mid-air collision with another paramotor and became entangled. Pilot successfully deployed parachute and both pilots came down under the one chute as other failed to deploy.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

28.01.2012 Male

Age:
35
Crieff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Reaction TST

Engine:
PAP
1400 ROS 125

Launch Type:
Powered
Due to poor lookout pilot had mid-air collision with another paramotor pilot and became entangled. Both pilots came down under one parachute as the other failed to deploy.

Sprained ankle
28.01.2012 Male

Age:
42
Crieff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Reaction

Engine:
Parajet
Cyclone

Launch Type:
Powered
Due to poor lookout pilot had mid-air collision with another paramotor pilot and became entangled. Both pilots came down under one parachute as the other failed to deploy.

Fr vertebrae
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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