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Last updated: 28 October 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 10 janvier 2011
Heure:20:50
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2T5
Compagnie:Safair
Immatriculation: ZS-SGX
Numéro de série: 22396/730
Année de Fabrication: 1981-01-16 (30 years )
Heures de vol:70094
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15 (HK3)
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Lieu de l'accident:Hoedspruit AFB (HDS) (   Afrique du Sud)
Phase de vol: Au roulage (TXI)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Hoedspruit Airport (HDS/FAHS), Afrique du Sud
Aéroport de destination:Johannesburg-O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB/FAOR), Afrique du Sud
Détails:
A Boeing 737-2T5 passenger jet, registered ZS-SGX, sustained substantial damage in an accident at Hoedspruit AFB (HDS), South Africa. There were no fatalities. The airplane operated on a flight from Hoedspruit Airport (HDS) to Johannesburg-O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB).
Whilst taxiing to the cleared holding point for takeoff from runway 18, the pilot switched off the landing lights to avoid blinding an approaching aircraft. As a result, he overshot the turning point at taxiway C in the darkness and found himself at the end of taxiway A with insufficient space to turn around. According to him, he decided to maneuvre the aircraft out of the "dead end" by turning into the last taxiway, which led to military hangars, and then reversing the aircraft to carry out a 180° turn. This was to be done without external guidance. Whilst reversing the aircraft, the pilot failed to stop it in time, the main wheels rolled off the edge of the taxiway and the aircraft slipped down a steep embankment, coming to rest with the nose-wheel still on the taxiway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Inappropriate decision by the captain to reverse the aircraft at night without external guidance."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: CA18/3/2/0825
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» Nick Elzinga
» Hoedspruit (FAHS) Aerodrome chart


Photos

photo of Boeing-737-2T5-ZS-SGX
accident date: 10-01-2011
type: Boeing 737-2T5
registration: ZS-SGX
photo of Boeing-737-2T5-ZS-SGX
accident date: 10-01-2011
type: Boeing 737-2T5
registration: ZS-SGX
photo of Boeing-737-2T5-ZS-SGX
accident date: 10-01-2011
type: Boeing 737-2T5
registration: ZS-SGX
photo of Boeing-737-2T5-ZS-SGX
accident date: 10-01-2011
type: Boeing 737-2T5
registration: ZS-SGX
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Hoedspruit Airport et Johannesburg-O.R. Tambo International Airport est de 343 km (214 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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