Accident Hawker Siddeley HS-125-400B ZS-JBA,
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Date:Tuesday 12 February 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic H25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Siddeley HS-125-400B
Owner/operator:J & D Aviation CC
Registration: ZS-JBA
MSN: 25259
Year of manufacture:1971
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Lanseria Airport (HLA) -   South Africa
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Lanseria Airport (HLA/FALA)
Destination airport:Blantyre-Chileka Airport (BLZ/FWCL)
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The HS-125-400B aircraft was parked on the international departures apron at Lanseria Airport, South Africa ready for a flight to Blantyre, Malawi.
The pilot assumed that the engineer had pressurised the hydraulic accumulator and therefore did not inspect it himself. When the passengers arrived, the pilot got in the aircraft and began the internal pre-start checks. The co-pilot removed the chocks after boarding the passengers, closed the door and then started to brief the passengers.
At that moment the pilot noticed that the aircraft was rolling forward. Attempts to stop the aircraft were unsuccessful, the aircraft rolled forward, narrowly missed a hangar and a parked Bell 206L LongRanger helicopter next to the hangar, crossed the taxiway and finally stopped when entering a ditch between the taxiway and the runway.

Probable Cause: "The hydraulic system was not pressurised during the pre-flight inspection of the aircraft. The chocks were
therefore removed without adequate hydraulic system pressure available."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Report number: 7466
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



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