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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 114 entries for powered pg wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
01.07.2011 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
Revo 2

Engine:
Bulldog
Spirit Polini

Launch Type:
Powered
During test flight of students equipment, instructor witnessed riser to line connector open up. Pilot landed safely. The connector was found to be poor quality.

None
01.07.2011 Challow Hill Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Nucleon

Engine:
Polish
Vitorazzi Monster

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot made hesitant launch under power and attempted to abort but was too low to get feet under body. Pilot fell forward and finger struck prop.

Lacerated fingers
21.09.2010 Male

Rating:
Under training
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Roadster

Engine:
Parajet
Micro

Launch Type:
Powered
Student attempted to take off with control line wrapped around riser. Powered off and aborted launch.

none
08.12.2009 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Pilot
Nuthurst
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Synthesis

Engine:
MiniPlane

Launch Type:
Powered
On landing, clip on pilots glove (for holding gloves together) became caught on cage netting. Pilot could not release brake. Landed safely and cut glove clips off!

none
12.09.2009 Male

Age:
36

Rating:
Pilot
Lisdillon
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
Revolution

Engine:
H&E
R120

Launch Type:
Powered
Whilst cruising under power at 1950ft the bolt holding the left hand hangpoint attachment arm sheared. The pilot was able, with extreme difficulty, to hang on the the riser and execute a forced landing with minimal damage.

none
29.08.2009 Male

Age:
32
Cheriton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
41-48 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Powered PG

Wing:
Powerplay
Sting 160

Engine:
Walkerjet
Simon 210

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on approach in strong wind and turbulent conditions.

Fatal
30.05.2009 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
Club Pilot
Almenara
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Eagle Flight
Genie

Engine:
AV8ER
Observer Lite

Launch Type:
Powered
Whilst on a powered cross country flight the brummels connecting the speed system on the left side vibrated loose. The pilot was able to prevent the line from contacting the prop and landed safely.

None
24.05.2009 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Lambourne
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
Fusion 26

Engine:
Parajet
Macro

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot crashed on launch causing broken leg. Crash also caused prop to puncture fuel tank resulting in explosion and fire. Swift action of CFI with extinguishers prevented more serious injuries.

Fr tib and fib, burns to arms
05.04.2009 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
Club Pilot
Grove, Wantage
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Reaction 29

Engine:
Airfer
Titan

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot dislocated knee during initial takeoff run on paramotor launch. Previous unrelated dislocations believed to have weakened knee.

Dislocated knee
08.03.2009 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Pilot
Cheng Su
China

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania

Engine:
prototype

Launch Type:
Powered
Shortly after take off the pilot noticed tip steering line had become loose and was lying on the cage netting. The prussik loop holding the tip steering line had become loose.

none
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Last updated: 10 May 2021

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