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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
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
21.02.2009 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Pilot
Oldbury on the Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
Revolution 28

Engine:
PAP
ROS IQS 1400R

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot suffered engine cut out at 200ft. Found no fault and took off again only for engine cut out at 20ft. Pilot landed on knees but ok. This time found that fuel primer bulb was contracting after 30 seconds causing engine to cut out.

none
30.01.2009 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
Pilot
Las Candelas
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 2

Engine:
Bailey
Top 80

Launch Type:
Powered
On attempting to warm up engine, pilot applied too much throttle (due to unfamiliar mechanism on hired motor) causing engine to rotate about pilots knee. Prop struck hand.

Severed index and middle fingers.
01.08.2008 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
FLPA
Roshe, Cornwall
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
Revolution

Engine:
Parajet
Macro

Launch Type:
Powered
At 400ft pilot parked brakes to adjust trimmers. He then hit turbulence causing the motor to move forward allowing the prop to touch the right brake. This wound on and the prop shattered damaging the cage. The brake then released allowing a safe landing.

none
01.06.2008 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
FLPA
Northrepps
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Independence
Speed

Engine:
Parajet
Macro

Launch Type:
Powered
During flight pilot noticed maillon connecting spreader to tandem bar was open and deformed. Though protected by webbing fail safe, pilot and passenger decided to land immediately and did so without incident.

none
18.05.2008 Male

Age:
49
Unknown field
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:
Parajet
Volution

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot parked brakes on magnets while getting into seat. During this time one of the brakes became dislodged and was sucked into the prop. Pilot was able to land without incident.

none
12.05.2008 Male

Rating:
Pilot

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Reaction

Engine:
Bailey
175 4s

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot suffered engine failure and was forced to land in field adjacent to horses.

None
01.03.2008 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
FLPA

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
Revolution 26

Engine:
PAP
ROS 100

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot heard noise and turned to see that prusik loop holding wing tip steering line had slipped allowing line to contact prop causing damage to the line. Pilot landed safely and removed both lines.

none
07.10.2007 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Berwyn Mountains
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Powered PG

Wing:
Apco
Thrust Hp

Engine:
Sperwill
Easy 100

Launch Type:
Powered
Weight shift arm failed due to shearing of m8 capscrew (recently checked). Pilot was able to land with difficulty.

none
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Last updated: 25 October 2021

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