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Date:Wednesday 23 July 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic MU30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mitusbishi Mu-300 Diamond IA
Operator:Yomiuri Shimbun
Registration: JA8246
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mount Kinpoku (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan
Destination airport:Niigata Airport (KIJ/RJAN), Japan
The Mu-300 corporate jet belonging to the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper was on a training flight to Niigata Airport (KIJ). It was flying VFR towards the Niigata VORTAC in preparation for an VOR ILS approach. The airplane flew into the side of a cloud-shrouded mountain.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Aircraft and Railway Accidents Investigation Commission (ARAIC) Japan


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Tokyo-Haneda Airport to Niigata Airport as the crow flies is 272 km (170 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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