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Last updated: 25 October 2021
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 29 August 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-81D (WL)
Operator:Skymark Airlines
Registration: JA73NM
MSN: 39421/3940
First flight: 2012-02-12 (8 years 7 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B26E
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 76
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:15 km (9.4 mls) ENE of Tokyo-Haneda International Airport (HND) (   Japan)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan
Destination airport:Fukuoka Airport (FUK/RJFF), Japan
Skymark Airlines' flight SKY/BC21 from Tokyo/Haneda to Fukuoka suffered bird strike while climbing through 11000 feet at 15 km east-northeast of Haneda after takeoff from runway 16R. The flight continued to the destination at FL340. After arriving at Fukuoka, damages on the outer skin and inner structure were found at the left forward fuselage.
The plane was grounded and JTSB launched an investigation as an accident.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: JTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing

Bird strike
Normal landing



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line is connecting ADS-B datapoints from Flightradar24.
Distance from Tokyo-Haneda Airport to Fukuoka Airport as the crow flies is 876 km (547 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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