Date & Time: Apr 19, 1983 at 0720 LT
Type of aircraft:
Komaki - Iruma
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The aircraft departed Nagoya-Komaki on a flight to Iruma AFB with four other similar airplanes. While approaching the Suga Island, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with limited visibility due to low ceiling, heavy rain falls and fog. While cruising at an altitude of 600 feet under a special VFR clearance, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain (1,018 meters high), killing all eight crew members. A second Kawasaki C-1 crashed in similar conditions, killing all six crew members while a third airplane struck tree tops but was able to complete an emergency landing on the nearest airport.
Controlled flight into terrain.