HKPA report number 4

Site: Shek O

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Date of Event: Saturday 9th of February 2013

This Accident report was filed on Wednesday 13th of February 2013 and the last change to the report was made on Sunday 24th of February 2013 by Trevor Gribble

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)


A pilot holding a Novice (PG1) Licence with Unknown years of experience whist flying at Shek O at approximately 15-1700hrs on Saturday 9th of February 2013.

The conditions at the time were reported to be Smooth with a E wind blowing approximately 10-15kph. The temperature was 15-19deg C with Some Cloud and Slight Haze Visibility.

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

Factors in this Accident:
Overshoot LZ
Tree Impact

Event Description:

Pilot was landing at shek o on first flight there. overshot the landing area ( whole main shek o beach ) and flew into the trees at the eastern end of the beach. to retrieve the glider, the pilot involved had to pay $$$$ ( thousands ) to the locals and had to have some lines on his glider cut !

apparently the pilot was unhurt - apart from his pride !

Committee Response: (if any )

the pilot obviously had an issue with landing in a small area if he used up all the main beach to land? better supervision of the pilot would have helped in this event.

becoming a hazard at shek o is not something the hkpa needs to do nor be known for. please dont land at the main beach unless there are no other options. land at the authorised landing zone.

Committee Action: (if any )

NIL Action Yet