ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 121097
Last updated: 1 November 2014
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Date:11-MAR-2011
Time:
Type:several aircraft & helicopters
Owner/operator:Japan Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Matsushima airbase, Miyagi Prefecture -   Japan
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Matsushima airbase, RJST
Destination airport:Matsushima airbase, RJST
Narrative:
Multiple JASDF aircraft destroyed or damaged by tsunami caused by an 8.9 scale earthquake.
Ministry of Defense quoted 28 aircraft involved, 18 Mitsubishi F-2 A/B's (similar to F-16), 5 Kawasaki T-4 jet trainers, 3 U-125's Hawker 800XP's, 3 UH-60J's helicopters.
Video below shows Hawker 800XP 02-3013 c/n 258370 after water has receded.

Sources:
1. http://sankei.jp.msn.com/affairs/photos/110312/dst11031218260258-p1.htm
2. http://thebaseleg.blogspot.com/2011/03/photos-devastation-at-matsushima.html
3. http://alert5.com/2011/03/12/photos-of-damaged-f-2-fighters-at-matsushima-air-base/
4. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/8378965/Tsunami-destroys-Japans-Self-Defence-Force-base.html video


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Mar-2011 09:17 bizjets101 Added
13-Mar-2011 09:37 bizjets101 Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport]
13-Mar-2011 10:13 bizjets101 Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2011 14:47 87.211.83.33 Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
26-Mar-2011 08:35 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Embed code]
01-Mar-2012 11:50 isamuel Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
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