HKPA report number 86

Site: Long Kee Wan

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Date of Event: Sunday 12th of March 2017

This Accident report was filed on Thursday 23rd of March 2017 and the last change to the report was made on Thursday 23rd of March 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 Sunday 12th of March 2017.

The conditions at the time were reported to be Gusting with a E wind blowing approximately 26-30kph. The temperature was 15-19deg C with Moderate Cloud and Hazy Visibility.

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

Factors in this Accident:
Hard Landing
Airmanship
Strong Winds
GFS

Event Description:

Student under instruction crashed in strong and occasionally crossed conditions. After approximately 5 minutes the condition of the pilot was assessed and an ambulance called. The pilot was rescued at grid KK2939 7654 at ~15:30. Wx: 090/10 kts, Vis 7 Km, Mist/Haze. The pilot suffered a fractured left forearm and hip pain and was transported by GFS to Eastern Hospital.

Committee Response: (if any )

The EC is disturbed to hear of this accident involving a student under instruction. It is disappointing that no report was received from pilots those alleged to be instructing as this is a clear violation of their duty of care. HKPA members are reminded that they are required to submit incident reports for all incidents or accidents they witness. To comply with the ops manual the SO must receive the report within 72 hours, but the earlier it is submitted the better. Members are also reminded that they may contact the SO directly at any time.

Committee Action: (if any )

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