Accident Cessna 404 Titan II JA5257, Thursday 15 November 2007
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Date:Thursday 15 November 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic C404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 404 Titan II
Owner/operator:Showa Aviation
Registration: JA5257
MSN: 404-0041
Year of manufacture:1977
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Nakatsugawa, Gifu -   Japan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Nagoya
Destination airport:Nagoya
Investigating agency: JTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On November 15, 2007, about 1030 Japan Standard Time, a Cessna 404 airplane, JA-5257, was destroyed when it collided with steep terrain on the slopes of Mt. Etna, near Nakatsugawa City, Japan. The airplane, operated by Showa Aviation Co., was conducting a photo flight in the area. The flight was conducted under the provisions of the Civil Aviation Regulations of Japan. The pilot and the photographer received fatal injuries. A company engineer received serious injuries.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: JTSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
24-Jul-2010 02:09 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
09-Jul-2020 18:56 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
09-Jul-2020 18:56 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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