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AAIA publishes investigation report on accident involving Ozone Buzz Z5 paraglider
     The Air Accident Investigation Authority (AAIA) today (September 19) published the investigation report (5/2022) on the investigation into an accident involving an Ozone Buzz Z5 paraglider with its pilot fatally injured in Shek O on December 23, 2021.

     At 1.47pm that day, the pilot took off from Dragon's Back, a paragliding area in Shek O, and planned to land on Rocky Bay Beach in the south-eastern part of Hong Kong Island. Shortly after take-off, he was found descending and became stranded at a bush area at the west of Shek O Peak on Hong Kong Island. He was rushed to hospital and was certified dead later.

     The investigation concluded that this fatal accident was probably caused by the loss of control of the paraglider, resulting in an impact with the terrain that rendered neck injury to the pilot. The investigation team has made one safety recommendation, based on which the relevant parties have taken follow-up action.

     The investigation was conducted by a team of professional investigators in adherence to international standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization. "The objective of the investigation was to identify the circumstances and causes of the accident with a view to preventing recurrence," an AAIA spokesperson said.

     Throughout the investigation, all parties concerned were properly consulted on the report. The report is available for download at the AAIA webpage (www.tlb.gov.hk/aaia/eng/investigation_reports/index.html).

     The AAIA is an independent investigation authority responsible for the investigation of civil aircraft accidents and serious incidents in accordance with the Hong Kong Civil Aviation (Investigation of Accidents) Regulations (Cap. 448B) and with reference to the ICAO's standards.
Ends/Monday, September 19, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:11
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