Narrative:The Heron crashed into a mountain shortly after takeoff from an airport at Hachijo Island. Weather was poor with limited visibility due to fog.
|Date:||Saturday 17 August 1963|
|Type:||de Havilland DH-114 Heron 1B|
|C/n / msn:|| 14026|
|First flight:|| 1954|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16|
|Total:||Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Mount Hachijo-Fuji (Japan)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Hachijo Jima Airport (HAC/RJTH), Japan|
|Destination airport:||Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), 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 Hachijo Jima Airport to Tokyo-Haneda Airport as the crow flies is 269 km (168 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.