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Last updated: 13 October 2019
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Date:Sunday 14 December 1969
Time:11:22
Type:Silhouette image of generic YS11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
NAMC YS-11A-213
Operator:All Nippon Airways - ANA
Registration: JA8743
C/n / msn: 2115
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 41
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 45
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Awaji island, Hyogo prefecture (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Osaka-Itami Airport (ITM/RJOO), Japan
Destination airport:Matsuyama Airport (MYJ/RJOM), Japan
Flightnumber:NH547
Narrative:
ANA flight 547, a NAMC YS-11, took off from Osaka-Itami at 11:13 local time on a flight to Matsuyama and leveled off in VFR at 3150 m altitude.
A Beechcraft C50 Twin Bonanza, JA5022, with one pilot on board also took off from Itami at ca. 11:00 for a test flight after a right engine replacement.
Both aircraft collided in mid-air. The YS-11 lost the outer two meters of the left wing, and the C50 suffered damages on the lower fuselage skin, propeller blades of both engines, right engine and rudder. There were no personal injuries.
The weather was clear and visibility was 30 km.

The YS-11 landed safely after colliding with Beechcraft C-50 Twin Bonanza JA5022 (owned by Yomiuri Press), which was conducting a VFR test flight. Both aircraft landed at Osaka.

Sources:
» The Straits Times 16 December 1969, p14
» Wikipedia


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Distance from Osaka-Itami Airport to Matsuyama Airport as the crow flies is 271 km (170 miles).

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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