Date & Time: May 15, 2017 at 1147 LT
Operator:
Registration:
23057
Flight Type:
Ambulance
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Sapporo – Hakodate
MSN:
FL-677
YOM:
2009
Country:
Japan
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
2
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
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.