Sunday, September 02, 2018

Zlín 242L Guru, B-LUK: Accident occurred June 24, 2018 in Ma Shi Chau Special Area near Tai Po, Hong Kong, China

NTSB Identification: WPR18WA202
14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Sunday, June 24, 2018 in Hong Kong, China
Aircraft: ZLIN Z242L, registration:
Injuries: 1 Serious.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On June 24, 2018, at 1638 local time, a Zlin Z 242 L airplane, B-LUK, was substantially damaged when it collided with the ground near Ma Shi Chau, Hong Kong, China. The private pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated in accordance with the pertinent regulations of the Government of China.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of China. This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the Government of China. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Accident Investigation Division, 

Civil Aviation Department, Hong Kong SAR 
Additional information can be obtained from:
Mr. Jonathan HO
Phone: (852) 2910 6929 
Fax: (852) 2326 3654 

A pilot escaped with minor injuries when the light aircraft he was flying crashed on Ma Shi Chau Nature Trail near Tai Po.

The aircraft, which had no passengers, crashed at 4.30pm yesterday.

The 23-year-old pilot was rescued by the coast guard and taken to Prince of Wales Hospital around 5pm.

Police said he was conscious when he was taken to hospital, even though he had injuries to his face, was bleeding from his forehead and nose, and had a swollen mouth.

A source said the pilot was flying solo. He flew from Shek Kong but experienced technical difficulties near Ma Shi Chau before crashing on the Nature Trail.

Some villagers heard the crash and called police. A witness posted on Facebook that he and his brother rushed to the site and saw that the pilot was still in the aircraft. They took him to the coastline, where he was picked up by the coast guard.

The Civil Aviation Department said the light aircraft, a Zlin Z42, belongs to the Hong Kong Aviation Club. The registered number is B-LUK.

The Air Traffic Control Tower was informed by the Fire Services Department that a light aircraft had crashed.

The fuselage and wings of the aircraft were damaged.

The department is investigating with the help of the Hong Kong Aviation Club.

There were no report of any damage to buildings and no one on the ground was hurt.

Ma Shi Chau is located east of Sam Mun Tsai in Tolo Harbour, and is connected to another island, Yim Tin Tsai, by an isthmus that can be crossed at low tide.

Two years ago, a 59-year-old pilot flying a Zlin Z42 above Lo Fu Wat in Tai Po died after his plane crashed into the sea.

The aircraft also belonged to the Hong Kong Aviation Club.

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