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Date:Sunday 18 April 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC94 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-41
Operator:Japan Air System
Registration: JA8448
MSN: 47767/885
First flight: 1978
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 72
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 76
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Morioka-Hanamaki Airport (HNA) (   Japan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nagoya-Komaki International Airport (NGO/RJNN), Japan
Destination airport:Hanamaki Airport (HNA/RJSI), Japan
Flightnumber: 451
JAS Flight 451 was caught by windshear 8 seconds before touchdown on runway 02. The captain regained control in the last 3 seconds, but couldn't prevent a hard landing, followed by a 1860 m skid. The undercarriage and right wing, inboard of the rear spar, were damaged. Fuel spilled and the DC-9 caught fire.
Wind was 240-320deg, gusting from 26-47 kts.
PROBABLE CAUSE: The landing was done by relatively inexperienced co-pilot. In there conditions against JAS regulations.

Heavy landing
Runway mishap

» Air Safety Week 26 April 1993 (p. 5)
» Aviation Week & Space Technology
» ICAO Adrep 5/95 (#20)
» KLM Flight Safety Bulletin Oct. 1994
» Lloyd's List
» PZC 190493 p.3
» Scramble 168


photo of DC-9-41-JA8448
accident date: 18-04-1993
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-41
registration: JA8448

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 Nagoya-Komaki International Airport to Hanamaki Airport as the crow flies is 591 km (369 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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