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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Date:Friday 26 August 1966
Type:Convair CV-880-22M-3
Operating for:Japan Air Lines - JAL
Leased from:Japan Domestic Airlines
Registration: JA8030
MSN: 22-00-45
First flight: 1961
Total airframe hrs:5290
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND) (   Japan)
Crash site elevation: 11 m (36 feet) amsl
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan
Destination airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan
When the nose lifted off, the aircraft yawed to the left. At 1600 m into the takeoff, the no. 1 engine contacted runway 33R. The Convair left the runway and the nose went down again. The no.'s 3, 2, 1 and 4 separated, as well as the nose and left main gear. The aircraft caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The reason for the uncontrollable left yaw was not determined."

» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 Volume II (113-123)


photo of Convair-CV-880-22M-3-JA8030
accident date: 26-08-1966
type: Convair CV-880-22M-3
registration: JA8030


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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