Accident Cessna 208B Grand Caravan JA8898, Wednesday 6 April 1994
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Date:Wednesday 6 April 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Owner/operator:Nozaki Sangyo
Registration: JA8898
MSN: 208B0313
Year of manufacture:1992
Total airframe hrs:200 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:15 km NE of Hiroshima West Airport (HIW) -   Japan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Okayama Airport (OKJ/RJOB)
Destination airport:Hiroshima West Airport (HIW/RJBH)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Cessna Caravan JA8898 departed Okayama at 18:28 for a flight to Hiroshima. It was dark and it was raining a little when the pilot approached Hiroshima.
The Caravan flew into the southeastern slope of the Noboru Lu mountain (542 m high) at the 450 m level. The aircraft crashed into trees and caught fire.
The pilot was not accustomed to night flying and also may have been impaired a little as a result of alcoholic beverages.


ARIAC report 96-3


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