Accident description
Last updated: 2 August 2014
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 16 April 2002
Time:11:34 UTC
Type:British Aerospace BAe-748-400 Srs. 2B
Operator:Airquarius Aviation
Registration: ZS-OLE
C/n / msn: 1796
First flight: 1980
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 535-2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 42
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 47
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sun City-Pilansberg Airport (NTY) (   South Africa) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Skukuza Airport (SZK/FASZ), South Africa
Destination airport:Sun City-Pilansberg Airport (NTY/FAPN), South Africa
Narrative:
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 2000m, until the aircraft veered off to the left of the runway where it entered a ditch, 75m 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."

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» CAA

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) - South Africa
report status: Final
report number: Ref: 7487
download report: Ref: 7487
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Distance from Skukuza Airport to Sun City-Pilansberg Airport as the crow flies is 445 km (278 miles).

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