Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 9 February 1996
Time:13:22
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2B-20 Islander
Operator:Nagasaki Airways
Registration: JA5322
C/n / msn: 2285
First flight: 1995-09-04 (5 months)
Engines: 2 Lycoming IO-540-K1B5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kawatana (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Fukuoka Airport (FUK/RJFF), Japan
Destination airport:Nagasaki Airport (NGS/RJFU), Japan
Narrative:
The Islander departed Fukuoka at 12:52 on a flight to Nagasaki. En route the airplane encountered snowy weather. The pilot suddenly saw a forested mountain ridge ahead. He tried to avoid a collision, but the airplane descended into the trees on the Takami Peak.

Sources:
» Aircraft Accident in Japan / Sakuma Mitsuo
» BAAA-ACRO
» Scramble


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Distance from Fukuoka Airport to Nagasaki Airport as the crow flies is 89 km (56 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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