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Last updated: 25 January 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 18 januari 2012
Tijd:17:11
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8C model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-315Q MPA
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Japan Coast Guard
Registratie: JA720A
Constructienummer: 651
Bouwjaar: 2007
Aantal vlieguren:2858
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:nabij Kitakojima Island (   Japan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Onderzoek
Vliegveld van vertrek:Okinawa-Naha Airport (OKA/ROAH), Japan
Vliegveld van aankomst:Ishigaki Airport (ISG/ROIG), Japan
Beschrijving:
A Bombardier DHC-8-315, JA720A operated by the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) took off from Naha Airport at 14:48 local time for marine patrol flight over the East China Sea with the destination to Ishigaki Airport.
Immediately after the airplane made a left turn near Kitakojima Island, the pilot in command found four birds about 100 m ahead. However, there was no time to avoid the birds; accordingly, the airplane had head-on collision with one of them. The first officer also spotted the birds and tried to inform the captain; however, no time was left for him to do so. The event took place at 17:11 near Kitakojima Island at 1,000 ft when the airplane was flying at 170 kts.
The pilot in command looking toward the nose from cockpit confirmed there was damage to the nose. He decided to abort the mission and headed for Ishigaki Airport, the destination.
During the flight the indication of the left seat speedometer fluctuated more than that of the right one. Flight control system, engine and electric systems remained normal. The airplane uneventfully landed at the destination at 18:04.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES: "In this accident the airplane sustained damage due to bird strike at 1,000 ft during marine patrol flight near Kitakojima island."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: JTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: AA2013-1
Download report: Final report


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photo of DHC-8-315Q-MPA-JA720A
accident date: 18-01-2012
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-8-315Q MPA
registration: JA720A
photo of DHC-8-315Q-MPA-JA720A
accident date: 18-01-2012
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-8-315Q MPA
registration: JA720A
photo of DHC-8-315Q-MPA-JA720A
accident date: 18-01-2012
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-8-315Q MPA
registration: JA720A
 

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Okinawa-Naha Airport en Ishigaki Airport bedraagt 402 km (251 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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