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Worst 5 Airplane Accidents in Japan

Here are the Worst 5 Airplane Accidents in Japan, in terms of casualties.


BOAC Flight 911 In-flight breakup accident

124 Deaths

Date 1966 May 5
Summary In-flight breakup
Site Mount Fuji, Japan
Passengers 113
Crew 11
Injuries (non-fatal) 0
Fatalities 124 (all)
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Boeing 707-436
Possible Cause Turbulence

The airplane was hit by turbulence near Mt. Fuji. Then the airframe got a midair breakup.



All Nippon Airways Flight 60 accident

133 Deaths

Date 1966 February 4
Summary Undetermined
Site Tokyo Bay, Japan
Passengers 126
Crew 7
Fatalities 133 (all)
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Boeing 727-81
Operator All Nippon Airways

The airplane was missing upon Tokyo Bay. 4 hours later the crushed body was found on the water. The several reasons (pilot's error, engine fire, design error) were raised. But the actual reason is still unknown. 


No. 3

All Nippon Airways Flight 58 accident (Shizukuishi collision)

162 Deaths

Date 1971 July 30
Summary Mid-air collision
Site near Shizukuishi, Japan
Total injuries (non-fatal) 1
Total fatalities 162 (all on board Flight 58)
Total survivors 1
First aircraft
Type Boeing 727-281
Operator All Nippon Airways
Registration JA8329
Flight origin Chitose Airport
Destination Haneda Airport
Passengers 155
Crew 7
Injuries (non-fatal) 0
Fatalities 162
Survivors 0
Second aircraft
Type North American F-86
Operator JASDF (Japan AirForce)
Registration 92-7932
Passengers 0
Crew 1
Injuries (non-fatal) 1
Fatalities 0
Survivors 1

A civilian airplane and a military training aircraft hit each other in the air. Because of the carelessness of F-86 side.
After the collision, the ejection equipment of F-86 was broken. But the canopy had been removed by the collision. The pilot manually unfastened his seat belt and escaped from the fighter.



China Airlines Flight 140 accident

264 Deaths

Date 1994 April 26
Summary Stall caused by pilot error
Site Nagoya, Japan
Passengers 256
Crew 15
Injuries (non-fatal) 7
Fatalities 264
Survivors 7
Aircraft type Airbus A300B4-622R
Operator China Airlines

The accident was caused by an operation error of autopilot by the pilots.


No .1

Japan Airlines Flight 123 accident (Osutaka-yama accident)

520 Deaths

Date 1985 August 12
Summary In-flight structural failure, explosive decompression, catastrophic hydraulic failure, maintenance errors
Site Mount Osutaka-no-one, Ueno, Gunma Prefecture, Japan
Passengers 509
Crew 15
Injuries (non-fatal) 4
Fatalities 520
Survivors 4
Aircraft type Boeing 747SR-46
Operator Japan Airlines

Because of a maintenance error, the vertical stabilizer of the aircraft was broken and dropped out during the flight. No one could control the aircraft and it crashed into the mountain.

Source is Wikipedia.


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