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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
08.07.2007 Male
United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
AAIB investigating.

Fatal.
11.06.2007 Male Chavenage Airstrip
United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot performing aerobatic manoeuvres at low level got into difficulties and crashed heavily.

Fatal.
10.06.2007 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
FLPA
Chavenage Green
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Powered PG

Wing:
Action
Gt

Engine:
Bailey
4s 175

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot concentrating on landing close to marshals at comp did not notice parked hang glider. Cage struck hang glider wing causing some damage.

none
02.05.2007 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
FLPA
West Cowick
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
12-19 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
Swing
Arcus 4

Engine:
PAP
Top 80 1250

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot released brake to get into seat. Brake handle contacted prop causing minor damage.

none
02.09.2005 Male

Age:
32
Becketts Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Skywalk
Silex

Engine:
fresh breeze

Launch Type:
Powered
Unqualified pilot crashed having stalled wing just after take off.

fr vertebra
21.03.2005 Male

Age:
51
Frampton End Road
United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered


back injuries
21.03.2005 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
FLPA
Lumb Farm
United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered


fr leg
22.06.2004 Male

Age:
65

Rating:
Pilot

United Kingdom
Powered PG

Wing:

Engine:

Launch Type:
Powered
Unqualified (for flpa) pilot crashed flpa and was not discovered until early hours.

20.06.2004 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
FLPA

United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
FreeX
Pure

Engine:
Sperwill

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot lost control of paramotor during launch/climb phase and crashed into the roof of a school.

fr neck c6-c7
13.06.2004 By River Yarty
United Kingdom

Conditions:
Variable
Powered PG

Wing:
Action
29

Engine:
cyclone

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot landed seated and cross wind. Pilot uninjured but prop smashed and fuel tank split. Possible damage to wing.

none
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Last updated: 26 July 2021

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