Accident description
Last updated: 21 December 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 23 July 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic MU30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mitusbishi Mu-300 Diamond 1A
Operator:Yomiuri Shimbun
Registration: JA8246
C/n / msn: A092SA
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mount Kinpoku (   Japan) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan
Destination airport:Niigata Airport (KIJ/RJAN), Japan
Narrative:
The Mu-300 corporate jet belonging to the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper was on a training flight to Niigata Airport (KIJ). It was flying VFR towards the Niigata VORTAC in preparation for an VOR ILS approach. The airplane flew into the side of a cloud-shrouded mountain.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Aircraft and Railway Accidents Investigation Commission (ARAIC) Japan


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Distance from Tokyo-Haneda Airport to Niigata Airport as the crow flies is 272 km (170 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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