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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Thursday 27 February 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-0
Operator:Fuji Air Lines
Registration: JA5098
MSN: 53
First flight: 1948
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 37
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 42
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Oita Airport (OIT) (   Japan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kagoshima-City Airport, Japan
Destination airport:Oita Airport (OIT/RJFO), Japan
Flightnumber: 902
The aircraft overran runway 02 on landing. The Convair collided with lumber piled up 124 m past the runway end, and fell into the dried-up Urakawa River.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The overlapping effects of excessive air speed in touchdown, inoperative propeller reversing, insufficient effect of the foot brake and the counter effect of the second reversing operations, although it is very difficult to judge to what degree any of the above-mentioned causes affect this accident."

Runway excursion

» ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.16, Circular 82-AN/69 (61-64)


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