- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: February 04, 1966
Time: c 19:00
Location: Tokyo Bay, Japan
Operator: All Nippon Airways
Flight #: 8302
Route: Chitose - Tokyo
AC Type: Boeing B-727-81
Registration: JA8302
cn / ln: 18822/126
Aboard: 133   (passengers:126  crew:7)
Fatalities: 133   (passengers:126  crew:7)
Ground: 0
Summary: The jetliner crashed about 7.5 miles ESE of Tokyo International (Haneda) Airport where it was scheduled to land. The aircraft was on VFR approach and was observed at a height of 2, 000 ft. just before the crash. Cause undetermined. Excessive sink rate is thought to have caused four 727 accidents in succession. Lake Michigan 8/16/65, Cincinnati 11/8/65, Salt Lake City 11/11/65 and Tokyo Bay 2/4/66. Only the Salt Lake and Cincinnati crashes were officially attributed to it. After 727 training manuals were modified and pilots were reoriented to the flying characteristics of the aircraft the problem was corrected.
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