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Last updated: 11 July 2020
Date:Friday 30 July 1971
Time:ca 14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-281
Operator:All Nippon Airways - ANA
Registration: JA8329
C/n / msn: 20436/788
First flight: 1971-03-02 (5 months)
Total airframe hrs:865
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 155 / Occupants: 155
Total:Fatalities: 162 / Occupants: 162
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Shizukuishi (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sapporo-Chitose Airport (CTS/RJCC), Japan
Destination airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan
All Nippon flight 58 departed Sapporo (CTS) for a domestic flight to Tokyo-Haneda (HND) and climbed to an altitude of FL280. While cruising at this altitude, it approached an area where a Japan Air Self Defense Force student and his instructor were flying in their Mitsubishi-built North American F-86F fighters. The trainee was not watching out for traffic when the 727 approached. The instructor ordered him to break away from the 727. It was too late. He banked to the left but the leading edge of the right wing of his F-86F (92-7932) struck the left horizontal stabilizer of the ANA plane. The fighter's right wing broke off, causing the plane to crash out of control, but the pilot ejected safely. Damage to the stabilizer caused a loss of control of the B727.

Mid air collision
Loss of control


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Sapporo-Chitose Airport to Tokyo-Haneda Airport as the crow flies is 814 km (509 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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