Airplane Crash - Tokyo, Japan 02/09/1982

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Tokyo, Japan


Date02/09/1982
Time08:47
LocationTokyo, Japan
OperatorJapan Air Lines
Flight #350
RouteFukuoka - Tokyo
TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-8-61
RegistrationJA-8061
Cn/In45889/291
Aboard174
Fatalities24
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft flew into shallow water, 100 yards meters short of the runway, after a struggle between a mentally ill captain and the co-pilot and flight engineer. The plane hit approach-light stanchions extending above the bay waters after which the nose broke off. During the approach, the captain, known to have mental problems, put the inboard engines into reverse in an attempt to destroy the aircraft while the co-pilot and flight engineer battled to restrain him.

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