Accident Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global 6000 9H-VJM, Wednesday 13 October 2021
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Date:Wednesday 13 October 2021
Time:07:18
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLEX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global 6000
Owner/operator:VistaJet
Registration: 9H-VJM
MSN: 9630
Year of manufacture:2014
Total airframe hrs:5959 hours
Engine model:Rolls-Royce BR700-710A2-20
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Category:Accident
Location:Johannesburg-O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) -   South Africa
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Johannesburg-O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB/FAOR)
Destination airport:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB)
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft was taxiing through the Echo security gate at Johannesburg-O.R. Tambo International Airport (FAOR) for take-off. The crew did not communicate their intentions or request permission from the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) gate controller for safe passage through the Echo gate. The aircraft was following another aircraft, whose crew had requested access from the ACSA gate controller to pass through the Echo gate, which was granted. After that aircraft, a Dornier Do-328JET, had gone through the gate, 9H-VJM approached the gate, intending to pass through to the airside (tailgating) as well. At that time, the motorised gate had already started to close. The crew attempted to veer off to the left and then stopped.
The gate continued to move to the close position for 11 seconds before it collided with the wing of the aircraft. The
gate impacted the right-wing leading-edge number 2 slat of the aircraft, causing substantial damage to it.

Probable Cause:
The motorised gate collided with the aircraft whilst the 9H-VJM crew was passing through to the airside for departure from FAOR.

Contributory Factors:
- The crew did not communicate their intentions or request permission from ACSA/Echo gate control centre to pass through safely to the FAOR airside for departure.
- There are five frequency channels that the crew had to engage from the FBO to the Echo gate, which translate to a high workload for the crew.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Report number: CA18/2/3/10054
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report

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11 December 2019 9H-VJM VistaJet 0 Liverpool-John Lennon International Airport (LPL/EGGP) non
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