HKPA report number 82

Site: Shek O

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Date of Event: Sunday 22nd of January 2017

This Incident report was filed on Sunday 19th of February 2017 and the last change to the report was made on Sunday 19th of February 2017 by Cameron MacRae

Injury Index = 0
( 0 =No Injuries or Minor - brief visit to Doctor)
( 1 =Significant - hospitalized or work time loss less than 48 hours)
( 2 =Temporary Disabling Injuries)
( 3 =Permanent Partial Disabling Injuries)
( 4 =Permanent Total Disability)
( 5 =Fatal injuries)

Details:

A pilot holding a Tandem Licence with 5-10 years of experience whist flying at Shek O at approximately 12-1400hrs on Sunday 22nd of January 2017.

The conditions at the time were reported to be Smooth with a E wind blowing approximately 16-20kph. The temperature was 15-19deg C with A Little Cloud and Slight Haze Visibility.

There were reported to be 2-5 pilots at the site.

Factors in this Incident:
Airmanship

Event Description:

Tandem pilot landed on Shek O main beach without any justifiable cause.

Committee Response: (if any )

The EC is concerned by continued main beach landings.

Committee Action: (if any )

The EC reminded all pilots that landing on public bathing beaches is explicitly prohibited without good cause by the AIP ENR 5.5 and Hong Kong Regulations Chapter 132E Section 11(3) of Bathing Beaches Regulation. A letter outlining the sensitivity of the site and the above regulations was sent to the pilot concerned.

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