HKPA report number 38

Site: Ma On Shan

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Date of Event: Monday 6th of October 2014

This Incident report was filed on Thursday 16th of October 2014 and the last change to the report was made on Thursday 6th of November 2014 by Trevor Gribble

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)

Details:

A pilot holding a Club Pilot (PG3) Licence with 3-5 years of experience whist flying at Ma On Shan at approximately 12-1400hrs on Monday 6th 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 Some Cloud and Slight Haze Visibility.

There were reported to be 1 pilots at the site.

Factors in this Incident:
Airmanship
Upsetting Neighbours
HKCAD
POLICE

Event Description:

HKCAD received a complaint from public and other sources about a paraglider flying and landing in the vicinity of KAI TAK airport. Helicopter ops at the HK Aviation Club were suspended whilst this pilot was above the zone. The paraglider involved was spotted by the Macau helicopter staff and others.

Committee Response: (if any )

6 NOV 2014 The pilot concerned has communicated the the safety officer regarding this event. Thus far the HKCAD have not responded with their intent in this investigation. In communications with the HKCAD they have advised they are in communications with the HK Police regarding the event and have photos and videos they are working with. More updates as they happen. The committee STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that this flight is NOT REPEATED.

Committee Action: (if any )

NIL Action Yet

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