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Accident description
Last updated: 1 December 2015
Date:Saturday 17 August 1963
Time:ca 14:15
Type:de Havilland DH-114 Heron 1B
Operator:Fujita Airlines
Registration: JA6155
C/n / msn: 14026
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: 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
The Heron crashed into a mountain shortly after takeoff from an airport at Hachijo Island. Weather was poor with limited visibility due to fog.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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.
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