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Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2015
Date:Wednesday 9 April 1952
Type:Martin 2-0-2
Operating for:Japan Air Lines - JAL
Leased from:Northwest Orient Airlines
Registration: N93043
C/n / msn: 9164
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 37
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mihara Volcano (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan
Destination airport:Fukuoka Airport (FUK/RJFF), Japan
The aircraft, leased from Northwest Airlines, crashed into a mountain. The plane was named "Mokusei".

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 54)


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Distance from Tokyo-Haneda Airport to Fukuoka Airport as the crow flies is 876 km (547 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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