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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18436
Last updated: 14 January 2022
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Date:16-NOV-1960
Time:
Type:Auster J/5G Cirrus Autocar
Owner/operator:All Nippon Airways
Registration: JA3023
MSN: 2977
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Forest of Obihiro, Shintoko, Hokkaido -   Japan
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Chitose Airport, Hokkaido,Japan (RJCJ)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed in Kamikawa-gun, Shintoko, Hokkaido, killing all four on board.

This accident, was the worst accident involving an Auster in Japan, also the biggest loss of post-war Japan Airlines. Of the four killed, one was Nakano Katsuyoshi, managing director of ANA. It is said that the crash caused the breakup by damage due to metal fatigue of the left rear wing strut.

Registration cancelled 1/12/1960

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20111115134330/http://ksa.axisz.jp:80/RS-08Auster.htm
2. http://www.auster.ukf.net/p29.htm
3. http://www.austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=2860
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20160111004901/http://dansa.minim.ne.jp:80/RS-08Auster.htm
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obihiro,_Hokkaido#Forests


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
26-Nov-2012 15:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Nov-2012 15:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [[Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]]
05-Sep-2013 23:01 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Sep-2013 23:02 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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