Airplane Crash - Tokyo Bay, Japan 02/04/1966

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Tokyo Bay, Japan


Date02/04/1966
Time19:00
LocationTokyo Bay, Japan
OperatorAll Nippon Airways
Flight #8302
RouteChitose - Tokyo
TypeBoeing B-727-81
RegistrationJA8302
Cn/In18822/126
Aboard133
Fatalities133
Ground0
SummaryThe jetliner crashed about 7.5 miles ESE of Tokyo International (Haneda) Airport where it was scheduled to land. The aircraft was on VFR approach and was observed at a height of 2, 000 ft. just before the crash. Cause undetermined. Excessive sink rate is thought to have caused four 727 accidents in succession. Lake Michigan 8/16/65, Cincinnati 11/8/65, Salt Lake City 11/11/65 and Tokyo Bay 2/4/66. Only the Salt Lake and Cincinnati crashes were officially attributed to it. After 727 training manuals were modified and pilots were reoriented to the flying characteristics of the aircraft the problem was corrected.

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