Date: September 27, 1977
Time: ?
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operator: Japan Air Lines
Flight #: 715
Route: Hong Kong - Kuala Lumpur
AC Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62H
Registration: JA-8051
cn / ln: 46152/550
Aboard: 79   (passengers:69  crew:10)
Fatalities: 34   (passengers:26  crew:8)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft struck a hill 4 miles short of the runway while on a VOR approach during a thunderstorm. Crew error. Descended below MDA.

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