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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152977
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Time:11:03 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS65 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 365N3 Dauphin 2
Owner/operator:Saitama Prefectural Government
Registration: JA31TM
MSN: 6729
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Takigawa -   Japan
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Otaki, Chichinu
Destination airport:upstream Takigawa
The helicopter was send to assist a party of climbers who were in difficulty in a mountainous area. Two crew members had been lowered to the ground and then the helicopter crashed, killing the five who remained on board. Accident occured in a ravine about 3 km southwest of the Karisaka Tunnel (border of Saitama Prefecture and Yamanashi Prefecture) on National Route 140.


Revision history:

02-Feb-2013 09:56 TB Added
02-Feb-2013 09:59 TB Updated [Source]
22-Aug-2014 11:38 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Aug-2014 15:34 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport]

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