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Accident description
Last updated: 1 April 2015
Date:Thursday 27 February 1964
Type:Convair CV-240-0
Operator:Fujita Airlines
Registration: JA5098
C/n / msn: 53
First flight: 1948
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 37
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 42
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Oita Airport (OIT) (   Japan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kagoshima-City Airport, Japan
Destination airport:Oita Airport (OIT/RJFO), Japan
Flightnumber: 902
The aircraft overran runway 02 on landing. The Convair collided with lumber piled up 124m past the runway end, and fell into the dried-up Urakawa River.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The overlapping effects of excessive air speed in touchdown, inoperative propeller reversing, insufficient effect of the foot brake and the counter effect of the second reversing operations, although it is very difficult to judge to what degree any of the above-mentioned causes affect this accident."

Runway excursion

» ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.16, Circular 82-AN/69 (61-64)


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