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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 18 Dezember 2008
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Fluggesellschaft:Ferox Investment
Kennzeichen: ZS-NXH
Werknummer: BB-37
Baujahr: 1975
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Lanseria Airport (HLA) (   Südafrika)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Mmabatho Mafikeng International Airport (MBD/FAMM), Südafrika
Flug nach:Lanseria Airport (HLA/FALA), Südafrika
The main gear would not lock in the down position, so an emergency landing was carried out, upon which the main gear collapsed.

Probable Cause:

Failure of the landing gear-gearbox clutch assembly resulting on a 60Amp circuit breaker protecting the electrical motor which was running continually as a result of a faulty clutch assembly.
Contributory factors:
1 Crews failure to use the emergency system when they became aware of the main system failure.
2 The bending of the left main gear actuator which rendered the emergency system inoperable.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Accident number: CA18/2/3/8597
Download report: Final report


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Distance from Mmabatho Mafikeng International Airport to Lanseria Airport as the crow flies is 238 km (149 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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