Tag - air-accidents



Japan Times
Aug 11, 2018
One son's legacy from the crash of JAL 123
In the summer of 1985, 9-year-old Ken Miyajima boarded an airplane from Tokyo to Osaka by himself. He had a backpack packed with snacks and juice and was excited about meeting his cousins and visiting Japan's high school baseball mecca, Koshien Stadium.
Jun 13, 2018
U.S. F-15 fighters resume flight training just 2 days after crash off Okinawa
U.S. F-15 fighter jets resumed their flight training operations Wednesday, just two days after an F-15 crashed into the sea off Okinawa and training with the planes was subsequently suspended, the Defense Ministry said.
Japan Times
May 19, 2018
Hideo Yokoyama's 'Seventeen': A plane crash, a newsroom, an all-engrossing thriller
Based on the author's own experiences as an investigative reporter at a local paper in Gunma Prefecture, 'Seventeen' uses the 1985 crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123 as the catalyst for a gripping newsroom drama.
Japan Times
Mar 7, 2018
Part falls from another U.S. military aircraft over Okinawa: source
An antenna-like part weighing 1.4 kg fell from a F-15 fighter jet stationed at the U.S. Air Force's Kadena Air Base in Okinawa during a flight in late February, a Japanese government source said Tuesday.
Nov 9, 2017
U.S. Air Force F-35A jet makes 'precautionary landing' at Okinawa base
A U.S. Air Force F-35A fighter jet made what appeared to be an emergency landing at a base in Okinawa on Wednesday, only about a week after the U.S. military made its first-ever deployment of the stealth aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region at the base.
Japan Times
Dec 22, 2016
Kadena base collision rated as 'Class A' severe mishap
A collision between a U.S. anti-submarine surveillance aircraft and a towing vehicle at a U.S. military base in Okinawa on Sunday has been classified as a severe "Class A" mishap, according to data released by the U.S. Naval Safety Center.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Aug 12, 2015
Relatives mark 30 years since JAL disaster with trek to mountain crash site
Carrying bouquets of flowers, relatives of those killed in the disaster climbed up a steep mountain trail and prayed at grave markers on Mount Osutaka in Gunma Prefecture.
JAPAN / History
Aug 7, 2015
Father of British victim in JAL crash recounts experience in book
As the 30th anniversary of Japan's worst aviation accident approaches, the father of the sole British victim is hoping a new book will ensure the disaster is remembered for generations to come.
Dec 16, 2013
Redress was sought for '83 KAL jet downing
Japan drew up a claim in 1986 for just over ¥3.4 billion in damages from the Soviet Union for the 28 Japanese killed in the 1983 shoot-down of Korean Air Flight 007 over Soviet airspace, recently disclosed Foreign Ministry documents reveal.


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