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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43624
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 404 Titan II
Owner/operator:Showa Aviation
Registration: JA5257
C/n / msn: 404-0041
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nakatsugawa, Gifu -   Japan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Nagoya
Destination airport:Nagoya
On November 15, 2007, about 1030 Japan Standard Time, a Cessna 404 airplane, JA-5257, was destroyed when it collided with steep terrain on the slopes of Mt. Etna, near Nakatsugawa City, Japan. The airplane, operated by Showa Aviation Co., was conducting a photo flight in the area. The flight was conducted under the provisions of the Civil Aviation Regulations of Japan. The pilot and the photographer received fatal injuries. A company engineer received serious injuries.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Japan. This report is for informational purposes only, and contains only the information released by, or obtained from the Government of Japan. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Aircraft and Railways Accidents Investigation Commission
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
2-1-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8918, Japan


Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
24-Jul-2010 02:09 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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