Japan Air Lines Flight 123

Japan Air Lines Flight 123Monday August 12, 1985
The aircraft suffered an aft pressure bulkhead failure at 23,900 ft. The aircraft had severe control difficulties with loss of all controls and eventually after 40 minutes, collided with a mountain. Improper repair of the bulkhead while being supervised by Boeing engineers after a tail strike in 1978. Worst single plane disaster in aviation history. Kyu Sakamoto, 43, famous for his Japanese song "Sukiyaki" was killed in the accident.

Crash Details

DateMonday August 12, 1985
LocationMt. Osutaka, near Ueno Village, Japan
Passengers509
Crew15
Fatalities520
Survivors4
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-747-SR46
OperatorJapan Air Lines
RegistrationJA8119
Flight OriginTokyo
Flight Destination Osaka

Recording

Mt. Osutaka, near Ueno Village, Japan
Japan Air Lines
Boeing B-747-SR46
1985