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Crash of a BAe U-125 in Kanoya AFB: 6 killed

Date & Time: Apr 6, 2016 at 1435 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
49-3043
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Kanoya - Kanoya
MSN:
258242
YOM:
1993
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Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The crew was involved in a calibration mission at Kanoya AFB. On approach to runway 08R from the north at an altitude of 2,900 feet in poor weather conditions, the aircraft (a BAe 125-800 military version) hit the slope of Mt Takakuma (1,182 meters high) located 10 km north of the airbase. The wreckage was found a day later and all six crew members were killed. The aircraft left Kanoya AFB at 1315LT.

Crash of a Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune near Kanoya AFB: 8 killed

Date & Time: Jul 26, 1972
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
4650
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kanoya - Kanoya
MSN:
226-2034
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
The crew was returning to Kanoya AFB following a maritime patrol flight. On approach, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain located 8 km short of runway. All eight crew members were killed.

Crash of a Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune off Hachinohe: 10 killed

Date & Time: Feb 6, 1962 at 1615 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
4621
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kanoya - Kanoya
MSN:
226-2005
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
10
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
While on a maritime patrol flight along the east Japanese coast, the airplane went out of control and crashed into the sea off Hachinohe. All ten crew members were killed.

Crash of a Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon in Kanoya AFB: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jul 8, 1955
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kanoya - Kanoya
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
On final approach to Kanoya AFB, after completing a local training sortie, the airplane went out of control and crashed about 500 meters short of runway. All five crew members were killed.