Accident description
Last updated: 20 August 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 18 April 1993
Time:12:44
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9-41
Operator:Japan Air System
Registration: JA8448
C/n / msn: 47767/885
First flight: 1978
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 72
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 76
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Morioka-Hanamaki Airport (HNA) (   Japan) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nagoya-Komaki International Airport (NKM/RJNA), Japan
Destination airport:Morioka-Hanamaki Airport (HNA/RJSI), Japan
Flightnumber: 451
Narrative:
JAS Flight 451 was caught by windshear 8 seconds before touchdown on runway 02. The captain regained control in the last 3 seconds, but couldn't prevent a hard landing, followed by a 1860m skid. The undercarriage and right wing, inboard of the rear spar, were damaged. Fuel spilled and the DC-9 caught fire.
Wind was 240-320deg, gusting from 26-47kts.
PROBABLE CAUSE: The landing was done by relatively inexperienced co-pilot. In there conditions against JAS regulations.


Sources:
» Air Safety Week 26.4.1993 (p. 5)
» Aviation Week & Space Technology
» ICAO Adrep 5/95 (#20)
» KLM Flight Safety Bulletin Oct. 1994
» Lloyd's List
» PZC 190493 p.3
» Scramble 168


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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 Nagoya-Komaki International Airport to Morioka-Hanamaki Airport as the crow flies is 591 km (369 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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