Japan Airlines Flight 123: bulkhead failure over Japan

Synopsis

Japan Air 123 was a Japan Airlines domestic flight from Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) to Osaka International Airport. On 12 August 1985, JAL 123 was crashed into the ridge of Mount Takamagahara in Ueno, Gunma Prefecture. All 15 crews members and 509 passengers died in this horrific accident. JAL 123 still remains the deadliest single-aircraft accident in history. The main cause was found to be loss of hydralics which was due to the failure of the bulkhead. The bulkhead has not been repaired properly after a tailstrike in 1978.

Aviation crash video

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Video embedded from YouTube on 05 August 2012 (see Cineflix, undated-a1)

Part 2 of 5


Video embedded from YouTube on 05 August 2012 (see Cineflix, undated-b2)

Part 3 of 5


Video embedded from YouTube on 05 August 2012 (see Cineflix, undated-c3)

Part 4 of 5


Video embedded from YouTube on 05 August 2012 (see Cineflix, undated-d4)

Part 5 of 5


Video embedded from YouTube on 05 August 2012 (see Cineflix, undated-e5)

Flight information

Date: 12 August 1985
Aircraft type: Boeing 747-SR46
Registration: JA8119
Route: Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) - Osaka International Airport
POB: 524 (Including 15 crew members.)
Fatalities: 520
Incident type: Structure failure / Hydraulics failure

References
1. CINEFLIX (undated-a). Out of control. Air Crash Investigations, Undated. Part 1 retrieved from YouTube on 05 August 2012.
2. CINEFLIX (undated-b). Out of control. Air Crash Investigations, Undated. Part 2 retrieved from YouTube on 05 August 2012.
3. CINEFLIX (undated-c). Out of control. Air Crash Investigations, Undated. Part 3 retrieved from YouTube on 05 August 2012 .
4. CINEFLIX (undated-d). Out of control. Air Crash Investigations, Undated. Part 4 retrieved from YouTube on 05 August 2012 .
5. CINEFLIX (undated-e). Out of control. Air Crash Investigations, Undated. Part 5 retrieved from YouTube on 05 August 2012 .

Knowledge Management Space

The Investigation Timeline of Japan Airlines Flight 123
http://aviationknowledge.wikidot.com/asi:investigation-timeline-of-japan-airlines-flight-123


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