Accident description
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 21 May 2003
Time:11:25
Type:Learjet U-36A
Operator:Japan Maritime Self Defence Force - JMSDF
Registration: 9202
C/n / msn: 36-056
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Iwakuni MCAS (   Japan) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Iwakuni MCAS (RJOI), Japan
Destination airport:Iwakuni MCAS (RJOI), Japan
Narrative:
A Learjet U-36A plane, serial 9202, was damaged beyond repair in a landing accident at Iwakuni MCAS, Japan. All four crew members were killed. The airplane operated on a local flight out of Iwakuni MCAS.
The Learjet departed Iwakuni MCAS around 9 o'clock for a training exercise of the Sea of Japan. The airplane returned at 10:45 to practice touch-and-goes on runway 02. During one of these touch-and-goes the plane lost control, crashed on the left side of the runway and burst into flames.


Sources:
» Kyodo News
» NHK


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Distance from Iwakuni MCAS to Iwakuni MCAS as the crow flies is NAN km (NAN miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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