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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214287
Last updated: 22 January 2019
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Date:10-AUG-2018
Time:c. 10:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B412 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 412EP
Owner/operator:Toho Air Service opf Gunma Prefectural Air Rescue
Registration: JA200G
C/n / msn: 36132
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Mt Yokote, Gunma Prefecture -   Japan
Phase: En route
Nature:Survey
Departure airport:Gunma Heliport
Destination airport:Gunma Heliport
Narrative:
The contact was lost after 10:01 LT, and the helicopter was subsequently found crashed near Mt. Yokote, Gunma prefecture before 15:00 LT. All nine on board received fatal injuries.

The Bell 412EP, named "Haruna" (after Mt. Haruna), was on an inspection flight for a new mountain trail which will be open the next day. Those aboard were two prefectural disaster management officials, two employees of Toho Air Service Co and five firefighters, according to the prefectural government.

Sources:

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180810-00010006-fnnprimev-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180810-00000057-asahi-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180810-00000047-mai-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180810-00050055-yom-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180810-00000540-san-soci
http://www.news24.jp/articles/2018/08/10/07401125.html
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20180810/k10011572131000.html?utm_int=news-social_contents_list-items_002
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180810-00000050-mai-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180810-00000066-asahi-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180810-00000066-asahi-soci
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20180810/k10011572191000.html?utm_int=news-social_contents_list-items_002
http://www.news24.jp/articles/2018/08/10/07401147.html
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20180810/k10011572431000.html?utm_int=news-social_contents_list-items_006
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/hl?c=soci&p=2
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/08/10/helicopter-with-nine-aboard-crashes-in-central-japan.html
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20180811/k10011573391000.html?utm_int=news-social_contents_list-items_005
https://japantoday.com/category/national/Debris-of-missing-helicopter-found-on-Gunma-Nagano-mountain-border
https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2018/08/7fd71849829a-death-toll-in-rescue-helicopter-crash-in-east-japan-rises-to-4.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Aug-2018 06:32 isamuel Added
10-Aug-2018 07:03 isamuel Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Aug-2018 08:44 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
10-Aug-2018 10:25 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Narrative]
10-Aug-2018 10:50 isamuel Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
10-Aug-2018 18:25 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
10-Aug-2018 18:41 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
10-Aug-2018 20:22 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code]
11-Aug-2018 05:40 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
11-Aug-2018 07:35 isamuel Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
12-Aug-2018 14:31 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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