Accident description
Last updated: 23 November 2014
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 13 August 1989
Time:17:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic H25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-125-3A
Operator:L.M. Barbenell
Registration: N66HA
C/n / msn: 25126
First flight: 1967
Total airframe hrs:3966
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Viper 522
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Houston-Hobby Airport, TX (HOU) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Savannah International Airport, GA (SAV/KSAV), United States of America
Destination airport:Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX (HOU/KHOU), United States of America
Narrative:
Directional control was lost on landing. The HS-125 overran runway 12R and crossed a ditch collapsing the nose gear.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the nose wheel steering system for undetermined reasons, and the pilot-in-command's hesitation reaching for the nose wheel steering tiller. A contributing factor was his lack of experience in a DH-125."

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Savannah International Airport, GA to Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX as the crow flies is 1361 km (851 miles).

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