HKPA report number 105

Site: Long Kee Wan

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Date of Event: Friday 10th of November 2017

This Accident report was filed on Saturday 11th of November 2017 and the last change to the report was made on Thursday 25th of January 2018 by Herman Chiu

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 Beginner Licence with 0 years of experience whist flying at Long Kee Wan at approximately 12-1400hrs on Friday 10th of November 2017.

The conditions at the time were reported to be Smooth with a E wind blowing approximately 16-20kph. The temperature was 20-24deg C with A Little Cloud and Unlimited Visibility.

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

Factors in this Accident:
Hard Landing
Tree Impact

Event Description:

From instructor: It was the forth flights of the student at Long Ke and it was his first flight on that day. I was standing on the hill (Take Off) and instructing him the final approach of landing on the beach. It was about 3 to 4 meter height above ground, I saw one side of the wing collapsed. It seems to me that the collapse was caused by either one wing tip was interrupt by a branch of the nearby tree, or the pilot stalled the wing to avoid hitting the tree. The wing turned back and hit the ground. I called over radio to my student but he did not reply. I asked other student on the hill to call "999" for help, and then I rushed down to the beach to rescue. When I was running down the hill, some guys with First Aid qualification call over radio telling me they are helping the victim, and advise me to call for Helicopter rescue. I told them Helicopter was called. When I arrive the beach, my student was conscious, there were five guys (some ones with First Aid experience) helping him. I really thanks for their help. The GFS helicopter arrived about 30 minutes after calling for help, I accompanied my student to the Eastern Hospital by the helicopter. I call my student's wife when we arrived hospital. I left the hospital at about 6:30pm after his wife arrived and we visited my student at the ward. I asked my student what caused the collapse, but he said he could not remember clearly what was happening.

Committee Response: (if any )

EC wish the pilot a speedy recovery. It's advised to remind the consequence of over piloting and have more safety margin for beginner.

Committee Action: (if any )

NIL Action Yet