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Last updated: 29 March 2015
Datum:Sonntag 18 April 1993
Flugzeugtyp:McDonnell Douglas DC-9-41
Fluggesellschaft:Japan Air System
Kennzeichen: JA8448
Werknummer: 47767/885
Baujahr: 1978
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 72
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 76
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Morioka-Hanamaki Airport (HNA) (   Japan)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Nagoya-Komaki International Airport (NKM/RJNA), Japan
Flug nach:Morioka-Hanamaki Airport (HNA/RJSI), Japan
Flugnummer: 451
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.

» 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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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 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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