Accident British Aerospace BAe-748-400 Srs. 2B ZS-OLE, Tuesday 16 April 2002
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Date:Tuesday 16 April 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
British Aerospace BAe-748-400 Srs. 2B
Owner/operator:Airquarius Aviation
Registration: ZS-OLE
MSN: 1796
Year of manufacture:1980
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Dart 535-2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 47
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Sun City-Pilansberg Airport (NTY) -   South Africa
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Skukuza Airport (SZK/FASZ)
Destination airport:Sun City-Pilanesberg Airport (NTY/FAPN)
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During the flight from Skukuza to Pilanesberg the HS-738 developed a hydraulic problem, resulting in a complete hydraulic failure. The flight continued to Pilanesberg were a safe landing was carried out on runway 23. Shortly after the landing the pilot shut down both engines, but maintained the runway heading for approximately 2000 m, until the aircraft veered off to the left of the runway where it entered a ditch, 75 m from the runway edge, where it finally stopped.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident resulted from a complete hydraulic failure, probably as a result of a leak on the L/H engine pump, which was not dealt with properly. Contributing to this was an incomplete emergency checklist."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Report number: Ref: 7487
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report





photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Lanseria; November 1999

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