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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 6 April 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic US1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shin Meiwa PS-1
Operator:Japan Maritime Self Defence Force - JMSDF
Registration: 5808
C/n / msn: 1008
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 14
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Iwakuni MCAS (   Japan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Iwakuni MCAS (RJOI), Japan
Narrative:
A Shin Meiwa PS-1 flying boat, operated by the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) was involved in a landing accident just off Iwakuni MCAS, Japan.
The flying boat landed hard, severely damaging the hull. It sank after 90 minutes.
The sea surface was calm and visibility was reported as 1,800 m at the time of the accident.

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Sources:
» Flight International 21 May 1977


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