Accident Sikorsky S-76C JA6733/MH733, 20 Feb 1998
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 75181
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Time:18:39 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic S76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky S-76C
Owner/operator:Japan Coast Guard
Registration: JA6733/MH733
MSN: 760419
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:37 km off Cape Esan, Kameda -   Japan
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Hakodate AB
Destination airport:Hakodate AB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
After a night SAR exercise with patrol boat PM73, while climbing away, the pilot became disorientated transitioning from visual to instruments and the aircraft crashed into the sea, capsized and sank. One of the survivors was seriously injured.


Revision history:

18-Jun-2010 00:08 TB Added
18-Jun-2010 00:10 TB Updated [Registration]
15-Aug-2015 12:57 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
01-May-2016 17:53 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]

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