HKPA report number 80

Site: Ma On Shan

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Date of Event: Saturday 18th of February 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)


A pilot holding a Unknown Licence with Unknown years of experience whist flying at Ma On Shan at approximately 06-1100hrs on Saturday 18th of February 2017.

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

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

Factors in this Incident:
Hard Landing
Tree Impact
Undershoot LZ

Event Description:

A pilot attempting to land in the landing zone landed short and collided with a tree.

Committee Response: (if any )

The EC notes its concern that there have been a number of tree landings in/and on approach to the LZ at Ma On Shan.

Committee Action: (if any )

This incident has been referred to the Safety, Education and Training Committee.