Date & Time: Apr 6, 2016 at 1435 LT
Type of aircraft:
BAe 125
Operator:
Registration:
49-3043
Flight Type:
Calibration
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kanoya - Kanoya
MSN:
258242
YOM:
1993
Country:
Japan
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
6
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The crew was involved in a calibration mission at Kanoya AFB. On approach to runway 08R from the north at an altitude of 2,900 feet in poor weather conditions, the aircraft (a BAe 125-800 military version) hit the slope of Mt Takakuma (1,182 meters high) located 10 km north of the airbase. The wreckage was found a day later and all six crew members were killed. The aircraft left Kanoya AFB at 1315LT.