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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46490
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F15 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mitsubishi F-15J
Owner/operator:303rd Hikouta 6th Kokudan JASDF
Registration: 52-8846
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:165 km NNE of Komatsu AB into the Sea of Japan off Ishikawa Prefecture -   Japan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Komatsu AB, Japan
Destination airport:
On 22 November 1995, during air-intercept training over the Sea of Japan, a Japanese F-15J flown by Lt. Tatsumi Higuchi was shot down by a AIM-9L Sidewinder missile accidentally fired by his wingman, Cpt. Hino Junya (flying in F-15J 62-8870).Both F-15Js involved were from JASDF 303rd Squadron, Komatsu AFB.

52-886 crashed off Nott peninsula, about 165 km north-northeast of Komatsu AB into the Sea of Japan off Ishikawa Prefecrure. Lt. Tatsumi Higuchi ejected safely. He was rescued by a passing fishing boat and then picked up by a JASDF Helicopter


Flight International 24-30 April 1996

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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
13-Nov-2008 03:59 harro Updated
01-Apr-2012 13:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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