NTSB Identification: WAS02WA054
Accident occurred Saturday, June 01, 2002 in George, South Africa
Aircraft: Hawker Siddeley 748, registration:
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On June 1, 2002, a Hawker Siddeley HS-748-372, ZS-OJU, operated by Airquarius Aviation, impacted in mountainous terrain in described "poor weather conditions," near George, South Africa. The aircraft was destroyed, and both crewmembers and the sole passenger were fatally injured. The aircraft was being operated on a mail flight from Bloemfontein to George, under the authority of the Civil Aviation Authority, Republic of South Africa.

The investigation is being conducted by the Civil Aviation Authority, South Africa. They have requested investigation and component-examination assistance from Honeywell Commercial Avionics Systems Division, Phoenix, Arizona. For further information, please contact:

Mr. Andre' deKock
Acting Senior Manager: Accidents and Incidents
South African Civil Aviation Authority
Tel: +27 12 426 0018 W
Cell: +27 82 809 2429
Fax: +27 12 346 5288

U.S. Accredited Representative:

Thomas R. Conroy
Air Safety Investigator
Office of Aviation Safety
Regional Operations and General Aviation Division, AS-20
490 L'Enfant Plaza East, SW
Washington, DC 20594
202 314-6314
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