ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67902
Last updated: 23 May 2013
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Narrative:An Aérospatiale AS350B, registered JA9755, operated by Ogawa Air Inc., took off from the Aomori Airport at 11:16 JST for an aerial TV coverage, crashed into the sea and sunk off Cape Omasaki on Shimokita Peninsula.
Aérospatiale AS 350B Ecureuil
|C/n / msn:|| 2093|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||off Cape Omasaki on Shimokita Peninsula -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Aomori Airport|
On board the Aircraft were a pilot in command and three other passengers. Of which two of them died and the remaining two went missing. The aircraft was destroyed, but no fire broke out.
In this accident, it is considered probable that the aircraft crashed into the sea after entering a dense fog while flying at low altitude over the sea, and that the Pilot A lost the horizon as the attitude benchmark failing to maintain aircraft attitude. The Aircraft sunk. The PIC and the Pilot A were found deceased and two passengers went missing.
With regard to the failed attitude maintenance, it is considered possible that the Pilot A fell into spatial disorientation.
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