Japan Air Lines Flight 715

Japan Air Lines Flight 715Tuesday September 27, 1977
The aircraft struck a hill 4 miles short of the runway while on a VOR approach during a thunderstorm. Crew error. Descended below MDA.

Crash Details

DateTuesday September 27, 1977
LocationKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Passengers69
Crew10
Fatalities34
Survivors45
Aircraft TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-8-62H
OperatorJapan Air Lines
RegistrationJA-8051
Flight OriginHong Kong
Flight Destination Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Japan Air Lines
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62H
1977