HKPA report number 90

Site: Lantau

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Date of Event: Sunday 13th of August 2017

This Incident report was filed on Monday 14th of August 2017 and the last change to the report was made on Thursday 7th of September 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 Pilot (PG4) Licence with 10+ years of experience whist flying at Lantau at approximately 15-1700hrs on Sunday 13th of August 2017.

The conditions at the time were reported to be Strong Lift with a SW wind blowing approximately 21-25kph. The temperature was 30-34deg C with A Little Cloud and Unlimited Visibility.

There were reported to be 11-15 pilots at the site.

Factors in this Incident:

Event Description:

Pilot got overly exited due to superb conditions and forgot to observe the height limitation (2.000 ft) for this site, climbing up to the top of Sunset Peak.

Committee Response: (if any )

Thank you for this report. Pilots are reminded that the Lantau launch is in close proximity to HKIA and that airspace must be respected at all times.

Committee Action: (if any )

NIL Action Yet