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.
|Date:||Wednesday 21 May 2003|
|Operator:||Japan Maritime Self Defence Force - JMSDF|
|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)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Iwakuni MCAS (RJOI), Japan|
|Destination airport:||Iwakuni MCAS (RJOI), Japan|
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.
» Kyodo News
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.