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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Date:Saturday 17 August 1963
Time:ca 14:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic HERN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-114 Heron 1B
Operator:Fujita Airlines
Registration: JA6155
MSN: 14026
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mount Hachijo-Fuji (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Hachijo Jima Airport (HAC/RJTH), Japan
Destination airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan
The Heron crashed into a mountain shortly after takeoff from an airport at Hachijo Island. Weather was poor with limited visibility due to fog.


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Hachijo Jima Airport to Tokyo-Haneda Airport as the crow flies is 269 km (168 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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DH-114 Heron

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