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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 128 entries for powered pg wings

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
30.05.2009 Male

Age:
47

Rating:
CP



Almenara,
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Eagle Flight
Genie

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
AV8ER,
Observer Lite
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:
P



Lambourne,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
Fusion 26

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Parajet,
Macro
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:
CP



Grove, Wantage,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Reaction 29

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Airfer,
Titan
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:
P



Cheng Su,
China

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania


Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
prototype
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:
P



Oldbury on the Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
Revolution 28

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
PAP,
ROS IQS 1400R
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:
P



Las Candelas,
Spain

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 2

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Bailey,
Top 80
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,
UK

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
Paramania
Revolution

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Parajet,
Macro
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,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-11 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Independence
Speed

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Parajet,
Macro
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,
UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Parajet,
Volution
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:
P



UK

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Reaction

Launch Type:
Powered

Engine:
Bailey,
175 4s
Pilot suffered engine failure and was forced to land in field adjacent to horses.

None
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Last updated: 13 April 2024

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