Accident Mitsubishi/Sikorsky SH-60J Seahawk 8279, Sunday 15 April 2012
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Date:Sunday 15 April 2012
Time:11:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mitsubishi/Sikorsky SH-60J Seahawk
Registration: 8279
MSN: 1208
Year of manufacture:2001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Mutsu Bay, Aomori Prefecture -   Japan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Mitsubishi/Sikorsky SH-60J Seahawk helicopter of JMSDF 25 Kokutai crashed into Mutsu Bay, Aomori Prefecture. The helicopter crashed into the bay after hitting the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer Matsuyuki.

One occupant is missing and the other six survived. The body of the pilot was found on Monday 16 April 2012 on the seabed near the wrecked aircraft.

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Revision history:

15-Apr-2012 05:42 gerard57 Added
15-Apr-2012 06:24 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type]
15-Apr-2012 07:02 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
15-Apr-2012 07:54 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
15-Apr-2012 11:13 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
15-Apr-2012 13:56 TB Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Narrative]
16-Apr-2012 00:49 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2020 12:55 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2021 13:38 TB Updated [Operator, Source]

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