Airplane Crash - Near Gotemba City, Mt. Fuji, Japan 03/05/1966

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Gotemba City, Mt. Fuji, Japan


Date03/05/1966
Time14:15
LocationNear Gotemba City, Mt. Fuji, Japan
OperatorBritish Overseas Airways
Flight #911
RouteTokyo - Hong Kong
TypeBoeing B-707-436
RegistrationG-APFE
Cn/In17706/113
Aboard124
Fatalities124
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into Mt. Fuji after encountering severe turbulence when the pilot decided to give the passengers a view of the mountain. The aircraft encountered severe clear air turbulence and started to come apart in the air before crashing.

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