HKPA report number 39

Site: Ma On Shan

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Date of Event: Saturday 25th of October 2014

This Accident report was filed on Monday 27th of October 2014 and the last change to the report was made on Monday 27th of October 2014 by Trevor Gribble

Injury Index = 2
( 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 Tandem Licence with 1 years of experience whist flying at Ma On Shan at approximately 12-1400hrs on Saturday 25th of October 2014.

The conditions at the time were reported to be Variable with a E wind blowing approximately 16-20kph. The temperature was 30-34deg C with A Little Cloud and Slight Haze Visibility.

There were reported to be 6-10 pilots at the site.

Factors in this Accident:
Hard Landing
Unlicenced Instruction

Event Description:

Dear all members, I am writing on behalf of Monkey because he cannot write in English. I am passing the translated message and report from Monkey here as below: "For what happened on 25 October 2014 around 2p.m. , I have brought a lady to Man On Shan for Tandem Paragliding for fun. As usual, I have given all the instruction to this lady for flying safety how to take off and land. I have told her very clearly about the landing instruction but she didn't follow accurately. I have clearly told her to stand up to get ready for landing, however she did not listen and still sitting down on her armchair until landing on ground. Maybe for such reason, she twisted her leg on ground. After landing, the lady found that she is not able to walk. So, I immediately helped her to call 999 and helicopter came to take her to hospital. At the same time, I immediately drove my car to hospital to see how she goes. Doctor said she is safe. For the above incident, I apologize for any inconvenient caused but as a pilot I have already given full instruction to the passenger and I have paragliding very safely and professionally as how I do. Because I understood the flying safety is very important. In the future, I will be more careful when it comes with passenger and avoid the similar thing happen again. Thanks for everyone's concern and safe flight!" Thank you! Regards, Sing

Committee Response: (if any )

27/10 An investigation into the identity of "monkey" has begun to confirm licence validity

Committee Action: (if any )

NIL Action Yet