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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 28 April 2015
Time:14:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic US2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ShinMaywa US-2
Operator:Japan Maritime Self Defence Force - JMSDF
Registration: 9905
C/n / msn: 4005
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:40 km (25 mls) NE off Ashizuri Cape, Japan (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Iwakuni MCAS (RJOI), Japan
Destination airport:Iwakuni MCAS (RJOI), Japan
Narrative:
A US-2 seaplane of the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force's Fleet Air Wing 31, suffered substantial damage while training in the Pacific Ocean about 40 km northeast of Ashizuri Cape, Kochi prefecture. One of the four engine was missing, and at least one of the floats under the wing was broken. Subsequent images show the aircraft floating nose down in the sea. Four crew members were injured.

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» Mainichi Shimbun
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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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