HKPA report number 74

Site: Long Kee Wan

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Date of Event: Tuesday 8th of November 2016

This Accident report was filed on Saturday 10th of December 2016 and the last change to the report was made on Sunday 19th of February 2017 by Cameron MacRae

Injury Index = 1
( 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 Beginner Licence with 0 years of experience whist flying at Long Kee Wan at approximately 12-1400hrs on Tuesday 8th of November 2016.

The conditions at the time were reported to be Gusting with a E wind blowing approximately 0-10kph. The temperature was 20-24deg C with Some Cloud and Hazy Visibility.

There were reported to be 1 pilots at the site.

Factors in this Accident:
Hard Landing
Strong Winds
GFS
AMBULANCE

Event Description:

GFS reported rescue. Pilot under instruction was trapped on a cliff and had suffered from a suspected broken ankle but was conscious and otherwise OK. The pilot was winched and taken to the HKCEC Heliport for ambulance transfer.

Committee Response: (if any )

A contributing factor to this accident was a failure to consult the MSL chart on the date in question.

Committee Action: (if any )

Pilots are reminded to consult the MSL chart, forecast models where appropriate, and the precis for up to date weather conditions likely to be encountered during PG operations.

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