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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232812
Last updated: 6 March 2020
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Time:09:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell/Fuji UH-1J Iroquois
Owner/operator:Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF)
Registration: 41871
C/n / msn: 1J71
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Asahikawa Air Base (RJCA) -   Japan
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Asahikawa Air Base (RJCA)
Destination airport:Asahikawa Air Base (RJCA)
A Bell/Fuji UH-1J Iroquis of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) of 2 Hikotai (squadron) crashed right-side-up from about 10 meters of altitude during a landing in a hovering training under snow condition. The co-pilot suffered injuries on his face and skull fracture. The PIC got a bruise on his hand. The main rotor blades were broken.
Whiteout by blown snow may be a factor.

SPECI reports around the time of the accident (07/0035Z):
RJCA 062211Z VRB02KT 2000 -SHSN FEW008 SCT015 BKN025 M10/M11 Q1020 RMK 1ST008 3CU015 5CU025 A3013
RJCA 070214Z 23008KT 1000 -SHSN FEW005 SCT010 BKN015 M05/M08 Q1018 RMK 2ST005 3ST010 6ST015 A3008

Sources: (photo)

Revision history:

07-Feb-2020 08:58 isamuel Added
07-Feb-2020 10:06 RobertMB Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
07-Feb-2020 12:28 isamuel Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Feb-2020 03:07 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]

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