Aviation Photo #0217820 Boeing 747SR-46 - Japan Air Lines - JAL

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Crashed on mount Osutaka / Gunma on 12 August 1985. The crash was caused by a faulty repair of rear pressure bulkhead that caused the tail and APU to be blown away. The disaster killed 520 people onboard and remains as the deadliest single air disaster in history
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    Kjell Nilsson
    Japan Air Lines - JAL
    Boeing 747SR-46
    Boeing 747SR
    Boeing 747SR
    Boeing
    20783
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    JA8119
    Tokyo - Haneda International
    Japan
    April 16, 1984
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Comments (15)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Over 500 souls where lost on this machine... RIP
Anonymous
10 years ago
Oh my. Is this the actual plane?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Hello from Australia. I just watched an airline documentary on this disaster. Such a tragedy, brings a tear to your eye. Though there was no chance of landing, the pilots did an amazing job to keep the aircraft in the air for so long.. and amazing that 4 people survived. There may have been more survivors if the US marines were allowed to land, or if the rescue efforts were quicker. It's terrible - RiP.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Full view of aircraft, tail number visible, good contrast between white aircraft and gray background.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Hi ! on you had a toy ? and you lost part?. and you tall? ok! OK OK ok OKAY! OKAY! you were on tv?
wow! here lies JAL 123 RIP.
Anonymous
10 years ago
A photo of a plane gone down.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot! it was the greatest disaster in history as japan airlines flight 123 crashes at mt. osutaka. causing 520 people died.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I enjoy this photo as it shows great detail of the actual plane
Anonymous
10 years ago
It really chills me that you can actually see where the tail had been repaired incorrectly in this photo. Very dramatic, very good picture.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great clear shot. Well cropped, too. Lighting and contrast is perfect.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow, this is chilling. Plus, the pale colors make it a little more sad and dramatic (which it is)
Anonymous
7 years ago
This plane had catastropic minutes after leaving tokyo. The rearpressure bulkhead broke away while cruising at 23000 feet. The force of rushing air blown almost entire tail and caused total hydraulic failure and crashed in mount osutaka gunma. 520 people onboard killed. It still remains as the deadliest single air disaster in the world
Anonymous
7 years ago
For those who were wondering, this Japan Air Lines 747SR-46 is the actual plane that crashed on mount Osutaka.
Anonymous
6 years ago
One little consolation to this disaster.... at least four survived from this crash. A rarity considering the circumstances. If only the repairs were done properly.... Thanks for sharing this!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Historic shot on the saddest way

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