ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137263
Last updated: 30 July 2014
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Date:05-JUL-2011
Time:10:33am LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F15 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-15J Eagle
Owner/operator:Japan Air Self-Defense Force (204 Hikotai)
Registration: 72-8879
C/n / msn: 079
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:110 miles northwest of Naha, Okinawa -   Japan
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Naha Air Base - ROAH
Destination airport:Naha Air Base - ROAH
Narrative:
During a training flight the F-15J crashed in the East China Sea about 180 kilometres (110 miles) northwest of Naha city on Okinawa island.

The aircraft's speed brake and part of a wing were found about an hour later. The pilot was not found and is presumed dead. Pilot named as Major Yuji Kawakubo, aged 37.

Sources:
http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/okinawa/authorities-search-for-pilot-of-downed-japanese-f-15-off-okinawa-1.148360
http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/07/101084.html
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/2011.htm#0706
http://cdn-ak.f.st-hatena.com/images/fotolife/s/saku-y/20090320/20090320094900.jpg (photo)


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jul-2011 02:45 Dmitriy Added
05-Jul-2011 03:00 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jul-2011 00:25 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
07-Jul-2011 02:28 87.244.27.115 Updated [Narrative]
07-Jul-2011 13:02 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
13-Jul-2011 01:15 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
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