Last updated: 9 March 2014
Narrative:Cessna Caravan JA8898 departed Okayama at 18:28 for a flight to Hiroshima. It was dark and it was raining a little when the pilot approached Hiroshima.
|Date:||Wednesday 6 April 1994|
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
|C/n / msn:|| 208B-0313|
|First flight:|| 1992|
|Total airframe hrs:||200|
|Engines:|| 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||15 km (9.4 mls) NE of Hiroshima West Airport (HIW) ( Japan)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Okayama Airport (OKJ/RJOB), Japan|
|Destination airport:||Hiroshima West Airport (HIW), Japan|
The Caravan flew into the southeastern slope of the Noboru Lu mountain (542 m high) at the 450 m level. The aircraft crashed into trees and caught fire.
The pilot was not accustomed to night flying and also may have been impaired a little as a result of alcoholic beverages.
» ARIAC report 96-3
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 Okayama Airport to Hiroshima West Airport as the crow flies is 138 km (86 miles).