HKPA report number 10

Site: Ma On Shan

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Date of Event: Wednesday 9th of January 2013

This Accident report was filed on Wednesday 20th of February 2013 and the last change to the report was made on Friday 15th of March 2013 by Trevor Gribble

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)


A pilot holding a Novice (PG1) Licence with Unknown years of experience whist flying at Ma On Shan at approximately 15-1700hrs on Wednesday 9th of January 2013.

The conditions at the time were reported to be Variable 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 1 pilots at the site.

Factors in this Accident:
Overshoot LZ
Hard Landing
Upsetting Neighbours

Event Description:

Further to report #6 :"

I had another incident about 6 weeks ago where a guy collapsed his cute about 40ft up and dropped straight down. He was unconscious for a couple of minutes and I called an ambulance for him. He landed in almost a bad spot and was incredibly lucky to miss the path and a fence post.

He was a Chinese lad, red chute, and his back up was up on the plateau when he dropped."

Committee Response: (if any )

This accident could have been avoided by a better approach to land. Set up early for the LAnding, Visit the LZ before the flight if it is your first time. His "back up" on the ridge most likely was a HK local who should have given a site briefing to the pilot.

Committee Action: (if any )