Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
Bureau d'Archives des Accidents d'Avions

Crash of a De Havilland DH.114 Heron 1B in Hōfu: 3 killed

Accident description

  • Feb 23, 1962
  • JA6158
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Training
  • No
  • Mountains
  • Hiroshima - Hōfu
  • 14028
  • 1954
  • Hōfu, Chūgoku
  • Japan
  • Asia
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
  • 3
  • The crew was completing a training mission from Hiroshima to Hōfu. While approaching Hōfu Airport, the four engine aircraft struck the slope of Mt Ohira located 8 km northeast of the airfield. All three crew members were killed.