All Nippon Airways Flight 8302

All Nippon Airways Flight 8302Friday February 4, 1966
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.

Crash Details

DateFriday February 4, 1966
LocationTokyo Bay, Japan
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-727-81
OperatorAll Nippon Airways
Flight OriginChitose
Flight Destination Tokyo
Tokyo Bay, Japan
All Nippon Airways
Boeing B-727-81