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Last updated: 12 April 2021
Datum:Dienstag 16 April 2002
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace BAe-748-400 Srs. 2B
Fluggesellschaft:Airquarius Aviation
Kennzeichen: ZS-OLE
Werknummer: 1796
Baujahr: 1980
Triebwerk: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 535-2
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 42
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 47
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Sun City-Pilansberg Airport (NTY) (   Südafrika)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Skukuza Airport (SZK/FASZ), Südafrika
Flug nach:Sun City-Pilanesberg Airport (NTY/FAPN), Südafrika
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:

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 SouthAfrica
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: Ref: 7487
Download report: Final report



photo of HS-748-400-Srs-2B-ZS-OLE
accident date: 16-04-2002
type: Hawker Siddeley HS-748-400 Srs. 2B
registration: ZS-OLE

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Skukuza Airport to Sun City-Pilanesberg Airport as the crow flies is 445 km (278 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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