Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
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Crash of a Beechcraft LR-2 Hayabusa near Assabu: 4 killed

Accident description

  • May 15, 2017 at 1147 LT
  • 23057
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Ambulance
  • No
  • Mountains
  • Sapporo – Hakodate
  • FL-677
  • 2009
  • Assabu, Hokkaidō
  • Japan
  • Asia
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 0
  • 4
  • The crew left Sapporo-Okadama Airport at 1123LT bound for Hakodate to evacuate a patient. While descending at an altitude of 3,000 feet in poor weather conditions (low clouds and rain showers), the airplane registered 23057 (JG-3057) disappeared from radar screens after it struck a mountain located near Assabu, about 40 km northwest of Hakodate Airport. All four occupants were killed. The Beechcraft LR-2 Hayabusa is a version of the Super King Air 350.