Accident description
Last updated: 22 December 2014
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 6 April 1994
Time:ca 19:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Nozaki Sangyo
Registration: JA8898
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) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Okayama Airport (OKJ/RJOB), Japan
Destination airport:Hiroshima West Airport (HIW), Japan
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.
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.


Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» ARIAC report 96-3


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Distance from Okayama Airport to Hiroshima West Airport as the crow flies is 138 km (86 miles).

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