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.
|Date:||Friday 9 February 1996|
Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2B-20 Islander
|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:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Kawatana (Japan)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Fukuoka Airport (FUK/RJFF), Japan|
|Destination airport:||Nagasaki Airport (NGS/RJFU), Japan|
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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 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.