Airplane Crash - Near Tokyo, Japan 03/04/1966

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Tokyo, Japan


Date03/04/1966
Time20:15
LocationNear Tokyo, Japan
OperatorCanadian PacifiAir Lines
Flight #402
RouteHong Kong - Tokyo
TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-8-43
RegistrationCF-CPK
Cn/In45761/237
Aboard72
Fatalities64
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft struck the approach lights and a sea wall during a landing attempt. The pilot initiated a steep rate of descent with the intention of executing a final approach at a lower altitude. Poor visibility due to illusive fog conditions misled the pilot and affected his judgement.

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