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More: Tokyo - Haneda International (HND / RJTT)
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JA8119 (cn 20783/230) 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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A visitor from - posted Sat June 16, 2012:
Historic shot on the saddest way

A visitor from - posted Thu May 27, 2010:
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!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu November 5, 2009:
For those who were wondering, this Japan Air Lines 747SR-46 is the actual plane that crashed on mount Osutaka.

A visitor from - posted Tue May 5, 2009:
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

A visitor from France posted Mon February 9, 2009:
Wow, this is chilling. Plus, the pale colors make it a little more sad and dramatic (which it is)

A visitor from Australia posted Sat November 11, 2006:
Great clear shot. Well cropped, too. Lighting and contrast is perfect.

A visitor from Canada posted Tue August 22, 2006:
It really chills me that you can actually see where the tail had been repaired incorrectly in this photo. Very dramatic, very good picture.

A visitor from Australia posted Fri August 11, 2006:
I enjoy this photo as it shows great detail of the actual plane

A visitor from Hong Kong posted Tue July 11, 2006:
Great shot! it was the greatest disaster in history as japan airlines flight 123 crashes at mt. osutaka. causing 520 people died.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Mon June 26, 2006:
A photo of a plane gone down.

A visitor from Australia posted Tue May 9, 2006:
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.

A visitor from - posted Fri March 17, 2006:
Full view of aircraft, tail number visible, good contrast between white aircraft and gray background.

A visitor from Australia posted Wed February 1, 2006:
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.

A visitor from United States posted Sun January 22, 2006:
Oh my. Is this the actual plane?

A visitor from Dominican Republic posted Fri December 9, 2005:
Over 500 souls where lost on this machine... RIP

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