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Date:Thursday 7 November 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic H25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-125-F400A
Operator:Hardees Foods
Registration: N984HF
MSN: 25183/NA717
First flight: 1969
Total airframe hrs:8461
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-3-1H
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sparta-White County Airport, TN (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Rocky Mount-Wilson Airport, NC (RWI/KRWI), United States of America
Destination airport:Sparta-White County Airport, TN (KSRB), United States of America
Hydroplaned off runway, went down an embankment and hit a ditch. A dam formed by previously cut grass at the runway edge prevented water drainage.
NTSB reports the registration as N100HF.

Probable Cause:

airport facilities,runway/landing area condition..foreign substance covered
information..not identified..airport personnel
unsafe/hazardous condition warning..not issued..airport personnel
terrain condition..wet
runway maintenance..inadequate..airport personnel
aircraft performance,hydroplaning condition..water
brakes(normal)..delayed..pilot in command
landing gear,tire..pressure too low



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Distance from Rocky Mount-Wilson Airport, NC to Sparta-White County Airport, TN as the crow flies is 683 km (427 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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