Work in progress

This listing contains many losses that probably did not include ejections. They are listed until an ejection can be confirmed or ruled out. I am especially grateful to Yohko Asagiri  and Donny Chan who have provided the majority of the information from Japanese and Far Eastern sources.

If you can help in any way to confirm ejection / none ejection, add a missing ejection, photos of crews or aircraft please contact me at mbenshar@aol.com

  Chronological Listing of Japanese Ejections

航空自衛隊

(The JDA, JASDF, JGSDF, and JMSDF were established on 1 July 1954.)

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
                 
3 April 1957 ??
JASDF
???     Crashed      
17th December 1957
JASDF
F-86F Sabre   Chitose AB, Hokkaidou crashed near Obihiro City, southern Hokkaidou Pilot ejected and survived   NAA
20th May 1959
16:40

JASDF
T-33A     crashed in sea near Kunisaki Gun, northeastern Ooita Prefecture. ejected OK   Lockheed
ejected OK   Lockheed
??-??-1960
JASDF
F-86F Sabre   Hamamatsu AB flying at altitude 7,000 m, dived and crashed      
16 March 1960
About 19:37

JASDF
F-86D Sabre 94-8137 8th Koukuudan Collided head-on with
ANA C-47-DL/DC-3J, JA5018, that had just landed, at Komaki AP,
Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. during take off. Three killed. One stewardess of three crew, and two of 30
passengers.
10 persons wounded.
     
6 April 1961
JASDF
F-86F Sabre   2nd Koukuudan, During formation flight training, crashed into sea, near
Shimokita Peninsula, near south end of Yuubari Mountain Range.
Because weather suddenly worsened
pilot killed    
6 April 1961
JASDF
F-86F Sabre   2nd Koukuudan, pilot killed    
6 April 1961
JASDF
F-86F Sabre   2nd Koukuudan, pilot killed    
6 April 1961
JASDF
F-86F Sabre   2nd Koukuudan, pilot killed    
4 July 1961
JASDF
F-86F Sabre 02-7943   crashed during training pilot ejected and injured    
21 July 1961
JASDF
F-86F Sabre 02-7976 Blue Impulse Crashed during aerobatic training.      
17 March 1962
About 11:00

JASDF
F-86F Sabre    Iruma AB, Dasaitama Prefecture Crashed into civilian houses, Odawara City,
Kanagawa Prefecture
Pilot ejected   NAA
17 March 1962
About 11:00

JASDF
F-86F Sabre    Iruma AB, Dasaitama Prefecture Crashed into civilian houses, Odawara City,
Kanagawa Prefecture
Pilot ejected   NAA
10 April 1963
About 12:57

JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 26-8504 Chitose AB, Hokkaidou.
201st Hikoutai, 2nd Koukuudan
crashed in farm, about 300-350 m south-southeast of south end
of runway during emergency landing
Major Nishi Hikaru   did not eject and killed by impact

(more details to be added)

   
10th September 1964
14:59

JASDF
F-86D Sabre   3rd Koukuudan. GCI training above Biwa Lake, and returning to
Komaki AB, lost contact. Two JASDF F-86D Sabre collided and crashed, near Inuyama City, Aichi
Prefecture. Instructor pilot Captain Shinoda Katsutoshi in other F-86 was killed in collision
Student Technical Sergeant Higuchi Masachika ejected  landed about four km east of Iruka Pond. Recovered by
helicopter, delivered to JASDF Gifu Hospital, but passed away
on same day.
  NAA
9 October 1964
14:50

JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-8583 5th Koukuudan, based at Nyuutabaru AB Crashed  in sea about 5 km southeast of Ichinose River
mouth.during air-to-air firing training
Second Lieutenant Kuroki Norihisa ejected recovered by helicopter

(more details to be added)

   
15 April 1965
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-8643   Crashed      
?? - ?? - 1965:
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 36-5011   Accident
Now displayed at Cafe Avion (Koukuu Kissa Avion), Midori Ward,
Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
probably no ejection    
19 October 1965
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter   26-8501 Collision and crashed      
24 November 1965
JASDF
F-86F Sabre 02-7975 Blue Impulse Crashed during aerobatic training.      
18 January 1966
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-8586   Crashed      
8 April 1966
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 36-8521   Crashed      
??-??-1967
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter   Hyakuri AB, Ibaraki Prefecture. Crashed, in Minori Town, Ibaraki Prefecture      
1967 ???
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter    Hyakuri AB, Ibaraki Prefecture Collided.during take off.
Drop tank on one aircraft caught fire
     
1967 ???
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter    Hyakuri AB, Ibaraki Prefecture      
26 April 1967
About 20:00

JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-8585 Chitose AB, Hokkaidou Collided  at altitude 15,000 feet, with JASDF
T-33A and crashed in Mashike Gun, Hokkaidou, nto Shoukanbetsudake Mountain, Mashike County, near Rumoi
City, northwestern Hokkaidou.
First Lieutenant F. ejected    
26 April 1967
About 20:00

JASDF
T-33A   302nd Hikoutai, Chitose AB, Hokkaidou Collided  at altitude 15,000 feet, with JASDF F-104J Starfighter, 46-8585 and crashed in Mashike Gun, Hokkaidou, nto Shoukanbetsudake Mountain, Mashike County, near Rumoi
City, northwestern Hokkaidou.
     
Colonel Tadokoro in front seat ejected 302nd Hikoutai
Commander Sugishita Kyouji in rear seat ejected
 
17 May 1967
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-8597   Crashed      
19 May 1967
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 36-8519   Crashed      
1st July ???1967
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter    Hyakuri AB, Ibaraki Prefecture Crashed in forest after Self-Defense Force establishment anniversary air parade, while returning to base      
21 October 1967
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 56-8678   Accident      
29 October 1967
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-8632   Crashed      
12 December 1967
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-8610   Crashed      
22 December 1967
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-8571   Accident.
Ichikawa City, Chiba Prefecture
Abandoned
ejection ???
   
1968 ???
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter Hyakuri AB, Ibaraki Prefecture   Crashed, in sea, near Nakaminato City (part of Hitachinaka City      
3 October 1968
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 36-8548   Crashed      
4 November 1968
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-8545   Accident      
8 February 1969
About 11:59

JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 76-8691 6th Koukuudan, based at Komatsu AB, Ishikawa Prefecture hit by lightning and crashed in 2 Choume, Nomachi,
Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture while landing at Air Base. Ground fatalities
Pilot ejected

(more details to be added)

   
11 May 1969
JASDF
F-86F Sabre 72-7757   About 12:00

During air show, crashed into Shirotoko Mountain,
north of Hirata City, Shimane Prefecture.

pilot killed    
11 May 1969
JASDF
F-86F Sabre ??-????   pilot killed    
11 May 1969
JASDF
F-86F Sabre ??-????   pilot killed    
6 August 1969:
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-8605   Crashed      
3 February 1970
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-5009   Accident      
12 May 1970
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-8588   Crashed      
5 April 1971
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 76-8695   Crashed      
24 May 1971
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-8626   Crashed      
26 July 1971
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 36-8520   Crashed      
30 July 1971
JASDF
F-86F Sabre Sabre 92-7932

1st Koukuudan, based at Matsushima AB, Miyagi Prefecture

 

collided with an ANA B-727-281 above Shizukuishi Town, Iwate Prefecture.

First mid-air collision accident involving a civilian aircraft in Japan. The F-86F Sabre right wing hit the B-727-281 left horizontal stabiliser at 28,000 feet

Sergeant First Class Ichikawa Yoshimi ejected   NAA
19 July 1972
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 26-8505   Crashed      
9 April 1973
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-8584   Crashed      
6 June 1973
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 56-8664 Chitose AB, Hokkaidou Lading approach, suddenly
rolled left, became uncontrollable, crashed, and caught fire.
Pilot killed    
15 August 1973
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 36-8543   Accident      
8 July 1974
About 11:30

JASDF
F-86F Sabre   Komaki AB, Aichi
Prefecture
Engine trouble just after take off  crashed into civilian house, and cars. Three civilians killed and
three wounded
pilot killed    
10 September 1974
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-8651 207th Hikoutai, 83rd Koukuutai, Nansei Koukuu Konseidan, Naha AB, Okinawa Island Night, while landing at Naha AB, Okinawa Island. Crashed in ocean, about 28 km northwest of Naha AB First Lieutenant Ooya killed    
27 August 1974
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 36-8562   Crashed      
25 October 1974
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 36-8522   Collision with 46-8599 and crashed      
25 October 1974
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-8599   Collision with 36-8522 and crashed      
25 March 1975 [1976]
JASDF
F-86F Sabre 92-7901   Caught fire and crashed      
31 May 1976
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 56-8667   Crashed      
1 September 1976
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 36-8513   Accident      
27 September 1976
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 36-8564   Accident      
17th November 1976
JASDF
F-4 Phantom 57-8363 302 Hik   Capt. T. Kuge   Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
 
see spook letter

 

 

31 May 1977
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 36-8534   Crashed      
29 June 1977
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 56-8668   Collision with 56-8675 and crashed      
29 June 1977
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 56-8675   Collision with 56-8668 and crashed      
20 July 1977
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 36-8512   Crashed      
9 November 1977
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-8615   Accident      
20 December 1977
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 76-8701   Crashed      
16 February 1978
JASDF
F-86F Sabre 92-7937   Caught fire accident      
10 April 1978
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 36-8566   Crashed      
24th June 1978
JASDF
F-4EJ
Phantom II
87-8405
405
302nd Hikoutai, 2nd Koukuudan During training mission, crashed in sea near Wakkanai, Hokkaidou     Martin-Baker

Pilot Captain Itou Katsumi ejected

WSO First Lieutenant Okano Hiroshi ejected Martin-Baker
24th August 1978
JASDF
F-4 Phantom           Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
9 November 1978
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-8615 Nyuutabaru AB While flying near Takahata Mountain, Mie Prefecture, suddenly
rolled left four times, and became uncontrollable. Crashed into sea
pilot ejected    
7th December 1978
JASDF
F-4 Phantom           Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
4 April 1979
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-8598   Crashed      
10 June 1980
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 76-8703   Returning to base and landing at Naha AP crash-landed and destroyed One pilot killed    
9 October 1980
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 56-8680   Accident      
24 March 1981
JASDF
T-34   Hamamatsu AB During training, crashed in Hourai Town, Aichi Prefecture      
killed killed  
30 April 1981
About 11:28

JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-8658 203rd Hikoutai, 2nd Koukuudan Chitose AB, Hokkaidou rashed while landingi n South Number 7, East 2
Line, Naganuma Town, Yuubari County, Hokkaidou.
First Lieutenant Nishiki Masaaki killed    
11 August 1981
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 26-8507   Crashed      
14 November 1982
About 13:43

JASDF
Mitsubishi T-2B Blue Impulse
19-5174
21st Hikoutai Matsushima AB, Miyagi
Prefecture
crashed into civilian house, Takaoka Town,
Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, north of Hamamatsu AB,
during AB 30th anniversary air show.13 civilians wounded.
28 civilian houses and about 290 cars damaged
Pilot killed    
20 October 1983
18:32
First F-15 accident in Japan.

JASDF
F-15DJ 12-8053 202nd Hikoutai Nyuutabaru AB, Miyazaki
Prefecture
during night low-altitude training, crashed into
ocean, 180 km east of Nyuutabaru AB
     
Pilot killed WSO killed  
7 August 1984
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-8620  Nyuutabaru AB, Miyazaki Prefecture During intercept training, engine shut down, and crashed into
ocean, in Hyuuganada, about 100 km east of Nyuutabaru AB
pilot ejected    
???
JASDF
F-104J Starfighter 46-8604   Accident
Now displayed at Kissa Hikoujou (restaurant), in Hamamatsu
City, Shizuoka Prefecture
     
29 October 1984
About 13:42

JASDF
F-4EJ Phantom II 07-8432. Nose number 432 302nd Hikoutai, 2nd Koukuudan during training mission, as flight leader, crashed
into ocean, about 50 km from Kamui Cape, Shakotan Peninsula,
western Hokkaidou, because of engine problem and became
uncontrollable.
    Martin-Baker
Pilot Major Hironaka Katsuhiko ejected and recovered WSO Captain Noguchi Moritaka ejected and recovered Martin-Baker
16 June 1986
JASDF
F-4EJ Phantom II 37-8309. Nose number 309 301st Hikoutai, Nyuutabaru AB, Miyazaki Prefecture. Due to bad weather, could not return to
Nyuutabaru AB, and diverted to Tsuiki AB, Fukuoka Prefecture.ran out of fuel One crashed into farm in Buzen City, southeastern Fukuoka
Prefecture, northeast of Tsuiki AB.
Another crashed into sea.
    Martin-Baker
Pilot ejected and recovered Navigator ejected and recovered Martin-Baker
16 June 1986
JASDF
F-4EJ Phantom II 57-8370. Nose number 370 301st Hikoutai, Nyuutabaru AB, Miyazaki Prefecture.     Martin-Baker
Pilot ejected and recovered Navigator ejected and recovered Martin-Baker
2 September 1986
JASDF
Mitsubishi T-2B 19-5171 8th Hikoutai Hikou Kyoudoutai at Nyuutabaru AB, Miyazaki
Prefecture
During training one engine flamed out , crashed in Kanoda, Saito City, central
Miyazaki Prefecture, about 5 km west of Nyuutabaru AB.
     
 pilot ejected  pilot ejected killed because parachute did
not open.
Daicel
Weber
(more details to add)
10 April 1987
JASDF
F-1 80-8218 8th Hikoutai Lost communication contact. Crashed into ocean, about 110 km
east of Misawa AB, Aomori Prefecture
pilot had
vertigo.
   
8 May 1987
About 9:40

JASDF
Mitsubishi T-2B 19-5167 Hikou Kyoudoutai Nyuutabaru AB, Miyazaki
Prefecture
During training, fuselage caught fire, and crashed
into sea, in Hyuuganada, about 150 km east of Nyuutabaru AB
     
killed killed  
17 November 1987
JASDF
F-1 00-8243 3rd Hikoutai, Misawa AB, Aomori Prefecture Evening, during training, crashed into ocean, about 50 km east
of Misawa AB
pilot had
vertigo.
   
29 June 1988
16:18

JASDF
F-15J 22-8804 3rd Hikoutai, Komatsu AB, Ishikawa
Prefecture.
during air combat training, while evasive
manoeuvring, the number 2 in the defensive flight of two, and the number 3 in the offensive flight, collided, caught fire, and crashed into the ocean, about 180 km northwest of Komatsu
AB.
Pilot killed    
29 June 1988
16:18

JASDF
F-15J 22-8808 3rd Hikoutai, Komatsu AB, Ishikawa
Prefecture.
Pilot killed    
9 September 1988
JASDF
Mitsubishi T-1A     Crashed into sea, about 3.5 km north-northwest while landing,
at Ashiya AB.
off Kyusha Island
Pilot ejected but died later   Weber
(Daicel License Built seat ??)
22 March 1989
About 9:23

JASDF
Mitsubishi T-2B 69-5135 Hikou Kyoudoutai, Nyuutabaru AB, Miyazaki
Prefecture
crashed into ocean, in
Hyuuganada, about 100 km east of Miyazaki Prefecture during air combat training
     
Killed Killed  
17 April 1990
JASDF
Mitsubishi T-1A     crashed at Ashiya AB, Hyougo Prefecture during take off.      
2 July 1990
JASDF
F-15J 52-8857 204th Hiktoutai Practised 2 vs 2 radar intercept combat training above
Kashimanada Sea, 70 km east of Hyakuri AB, Ibaraki Prefecture.
At 19:24, while descending from 10,000 feet to 5,000 feet, and
returning to base, disappeared from radars, and crashed into
ocean, about 70 km east of Hyakuri AB.
pilot killed    
12 March 1991
JASDF
 Kawasaki T-4 16-5654 Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture After training and returning to base, while descending and
turning right, crashed into sea, in Enshuunada, near Oosuga
Town, Shizuoka Prefecture. Or, 15 miles (28 km) east-southeast
of Hamamatsu AB
     
killed killed  
1 July 1991
JASDF
 Kawasaki T-4 06-5653 3rd Koukuudan, JASDF, based at Misawa AB, Aomori Prefecture Crashed into sea during weather monitoring mission, about 55
km west of Erimo Cape, Hokkaidou. Or, 94 miles northeast of
Misawa AB
     
killed killed  
4 July 1991
JASDF
Mitsubishi T-2A 59-5112 Blue Impulse, 21st Hikoutai, JASDF, based at Matsushima AB,
Miyagi Prefecture
collided and crashed into sea, near
Kinkazan Mountain, Miyagi Prefecture. Or, about 45 km east of
Matsushima AB.
Pilot killed    
4 July 1991
About 12:00

JASDF
Mitsubishi T-2B 19-5172 Blue Impulse, 21st Hikoutai, JASDF, based at Matsushima AB,
Miyagi Prefecture
Pilot killed    
13th December 1991
10:01

JASDF
F-15DJ Eagle   201st Hikoutai
Chitose AB, Hokkaidou
Preparing to land at Komatsu AB, when had an explosion in rear of aircraft, crashed in the Japan Sea, northwest of Komatsu AB Pilot bailed out at height 600m   ACES II
8 June 1992
JASDF
Mitsubishi T-1     Failed to take off, and crashed into protection net at north
end of runway at Nagoya AP
     
27 October 1992
About 15:25

JASDF
F-15J
Eagle
72-8884 204th Hikoutai
(also seen as
305th Hikoutai)
Hyakuri AB, Ibaraki Prefecture
crashed into sea while returning to base, near
Onahama, Fukushima Prefecture, or about 60 km northeast of
Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture
Pilot ejected, recovered by fishing boat, died in
helicopter on way to hospital
  ACES II
6 October 1993
JASDF
F-15DJ Eagle 82-8064 202nd Hikoukyoudoutai (Aggressors Squadron)

About 20 km south of Tomakomai City, Hokkaidou, above Pacific Ocean, had

fuel system problem and crashed

    ACES II
ejected and recovered ejected and recovered ACES II
22 November 1995
08:38

JASDF
F-15J Eagle 52-8846 303rd Hikoutai based at Komatsu AB

about 165 km north-northeast of Komatsu AB, Ishikawa Prefecture,

during ACM training and practising simulated AIM-9 firing, the F-15J was hit

in its tail by a missile fired by its wingman, serial number 62-8870

Pilot bailed out and recovered by a fishing boat   ACES II
4 July 1997
About 09:43

JASDF
F-4EJ Kai 87-8410
410
301st Hikoutai, 5th Koukuudan, based at Nyuutabaru AB, Miyazaki Prefecture

, as second of two F-4s, took off at Nyuutabaru AB, for pilot's ACM proficiency qualification. About 10:00, while turning left, lost altitude, became uncontrollable, and crashed in sea in Hyuuganada, east of Miyazaki Prefecture

 
    Martin-Baker
 Pilot Captain Miyazaki ejected and recovered by SAR helicopter WSO Captain Kirikawa Tarou  ejected and recovered by SAR helicopter Martin-Baker
11 May 1998
12:40

JASDF
F-4EJ Kai
Phantom II
47-8346
346
302nd Hikoutai, 83rd Koukuudan, based at Nyuutabaru AB, Miyazaki Prefecture

engine caught fire during training mission, crashed in East China Sea, about 160 km north-northwest of Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture

    Martin-Baker

Pilot First Lieutenant Kuramoto Jun

WSO Second
Lieutenant Kakoi Kazuhiko
Martin-Baker
22nd November 1999
13:45

JASDF
T-33A 51-5648 Koukuu Soutai Shireibu Hikoutai

(Air Defence Command Headquarters Flight Group)based at Iruma AB

Crashed on a flood plain

of the Irumagawa river, near Kashiwara, Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture

 
    Lockheed
pilot Lieutenant Colonel Nakagawa Hirofumi ejected but was killed co-pilot Major Kadoya Yoshihiro ejected but was killed Lockheed
22 March 2000
About 14:05

JASDF
Mitsubishi T-2B 49-5189 21st Hikoutai, 4th Koukuudan, Matsushima AB,
Miyagi Prefecture
crashed in forest near
Sashigahama, Onagawa Town, Miyagi Prefecture
One pilot killed   License built Weber ES-7J zero-zero
                 

 

22 November 1995, Wednesday:
F-15J. 52-8846.
303rd Hikoutai, 6th Koukuudan, JASDF, based at Komatsu AB,
Ishikawa Prefecture.
At 8:38, in Area G, near Hegurajima (Hegura Island), about 165
km north-northeast of Komatsu AB, during ACM training and
practising simulated AIM-7 and AIM-9 firings, the F-15J was hit
in its tail by an AIM-9 fired by its wingman, serial number
62-8870.
Pilot bailed out and recovered by fishing boat. Captain Higuchi
Tatsumi.
Aircraft was raised, investigated, and scrapped.

Wingman, Captian Hino Junya, claimed missiles were at "safe"
condition, but electrical system malfunctioned and fired
missile.
Reportedly, real cause was Master Arm Switch was at Arm, not at
Safe.

http://www.adic.rise.waseda.ac.jp/adic/enter/sokuho/20010625.pdf
http://www.hongkong.com/zh_cn/hknews/hk/11014684/20050512/12308784.html
http://www.hornets80.net/list/days4.htm
http://www.masdf.com/crm/crmdoweagle.html
http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_kaigiroku.nsf/html/kaigiroku/001515120010628009.htm
http://www.tiheisennoame.net/aircraft/f15/gomi/gomi.htm
http://www.weblio.jp/content/F-15
http://www4.jnes.go.jp/katsudou/seika/2003/04_kaibu_0018/pdf_04_kaibu_0018/03_02.pdf
http://home.wanadoo.nl/patricknieuwkamp/wo.html
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-15_%28%E6%88%A6%E9%97%98%E6%A9%9F%29


 

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20070525-05266582-jijp-soci.view-001
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20070525-00000131-jij-soci
reported:

25 May 2007, Friday:
From 2008 March, JASDF new uniforms.

22 May 2007, Tuesday:
OH-6.
5th Brigade, JGSDF, based at Obihiro City, Hokkaidou.
During training, dropped a ventilation cover from middle of
door.
Diameter 10 cm, plastic, weight 50 g. Manually opened and
closed.

14:10, took off.
After about five minutes, pilot noted cover dropped, and
returned to base.

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20070522-00000142-jij-soci

17 May 1971:
UH-1B.
JGSDF, based at Okadama JGSDF Base, Hokkaidou.
During medevac mission to Taiki Town, Hokkaidou, crashed into
Namewakkadake Mountain.
Four crew killed.

Electrical malfunction and poor weather.

http://www.geocities.co.jp/WallStreet-Stock/5761/rekisi_zyunsyoku.html
http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_shitsumon.nsf/html/shitsumon/b158006.htm

3 September 1962:
P2V-7. Ka-4628.
1st Koukuugun, JMSDF, based at Kanoya AB.
About 16:55, during disaster relief mission, crashed into
Rankanyama Mountain, near Yanoyaki Town, Naze City, Kagoshima
Prefecture. Bad weather.
Circling above Naze City to confirm air drop point, at Ooshima
Jitsugyou (Ooshima Business) High School sports ground, or
Chuuou Futou at Naze Port. Left wing hit 15 m height tree.
12 crew killed. Lieutenant Commander Ishikawa Akiyoshi,
Lieutenant Suzuki, Lieutenant Takamoto, Lieutenant Kiyose,
Ensign Nagai, Ensign Ogata, Ensign Oda Minoru (30) [see below],
Petty Officer First Class Ueda, Petty Officer First Class
Oomachi [see below], Petty Officer First Class Fujiwara, Petty
Officer Second Class Nabeshima, Leading Seaman Uemura.
One civilian killed.
12 civilians wounded.
Wreck fell onto Yanoyaki Town. 30 to 32 families' 21 houses
burnt.

Delivering blood serum from Kanyoa AB, to Amami Ooshima Island.
Morning, at Ooshima Hospital, 29 years old woman giving birth
needed type A blood. Hospital had no stock. No islander donated
blood. Requested assistance from JMSDF.
About 15:00, high school students donated blood. Woman finished
giving birth.
One year later, constructed "Kurenai no tou" tower at
Rankanyama Mountain.

Oda had wife Kazuko, and two daughters (two years and nine
months old, and 11 months old).

As at 2007 May, Oomachi's son Oomachi Tatsuto is music composer
and singer.
He is born on 28 July 1962. Barely one month before the
accident.
http://www.muune.com/tatsuto/tatsuto2.html
http://blog.tatsuto.net/?pid=6671

http://www.geocities.co.jp/WallStreet-Stock/5761/rekisi_zyunsyoku.html
http://www.geocities.co.jp/WallStreet-Stock/5761/S37_9_3_P2V_Crash.html
http://www.geocities.jp/disasterreliefoperation/rekisi2.html
http://www.geocities.jp/showahistory/history5/showa37b.html
http://www.nankainn.com/kiji/back06-0114-0120.htm
http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_shitsumon.nsf/html/shitsumon/b158006.htm
http://www.warbirds.jp/senri/jasdf/09hoofu/anzen.html
http://www007.upp.so-net.ne.jp/togo/time/1970.html
http://blog.livedoor.jp/enethan_fan/archives/50756877.html
http://saigaihaken.at.webry.info/200701/article_3.html
http://yabusaka.moo.jp/jik1962.htm

8 March 1961:
S-51. Mi-8833.
Oominato Koukuutai, JMSDF, based at Oominato AB, Aomori
Prefecture.
During medevac mission, crashed into Mutsu Bay, because of bad
weather (heavy snowing).
Three crew killed: Commander Tokunaga, Lieutenant Hino, Petty
Officer Second Class Inomata.

In Shimokita Peninsula area, Aomori Prefecture, old woman had
appendicitis.

http://www.geocities.jp/disasterreliefoperation/rekisi2.html
http://www.geocities.co.jp/WallStreet-Stock/5761/rekisi_zyunsyoku.html
http://www.geocities.co.jp/WallStreet-Stock/5761/rekisi2.html
http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_shitsumon.nsf/html/shitsumon/b158006.htm
http://www007.upp.so-net.ne.jp/togo/time/1970.html
http://eiji.txt-nifty.com/diary/2007/03/post_9894.html

1 September 1976:
F-104J. 36-8513.
203rd Hikoutai, JASDF.
Crashed in Shimamatsu firing range, Hokkaidou.
One pilot ejected.

http://www.city.chitose.hokkaido.jp/kiti/chitose_kiti/jieitaikijiko.htm
http://aswoc-at.hp.infoseek.co.jp/ALL%20F-104J.htm

http://contrailahoya.sakura.ne.jp/newcontrail/photocollection/jasdf/jasdf104/jasdff104.htm

In table, click squadron numbers in second column, for vintage
(1970s) photos of JASDF F-104J/DJ.

http://airworld.hp.infoseek.co.jp/kimura/VISITOR.html

Click links or sentences with keyword "F-104" for vintage
photos.

http://www.f2-supporter.net/photo_gall/military/JSDF/JASDF/F104DJ/index.html
http://www.f2-supporter.net/photo_gall/military/JSDF/JASDF/F104J/index.html

Photos of JASDF F-104J/DJ, arranged by serial number.
 

20 October 1983 an F-15DJ crashed into the Pacific Ocean 110 miles E of Nyutabaru (RJFN), Japan. On

13 March 1987 an F-15J crashed into the sea 100 miles E of Hyakuri (RJAH), Japan.

On 29 June 1988 a pair of F-15Js crashed into Sea of Japan, after collision with wingman F-15J.

An F-15J was lost on 26 January 1990, and another on 2 July 1990.

On 13 December 1991 an F-15DJ crashed during the approach of Komatsu AB (RJOP), Japan.

On 27 October 1992 an F-15J crashed 45 miles NE of Tokyo, Japan into Pacific Ocean. On 6 October 1993 an F-15DJ crashed into the Sea of the coast of Northern Japan.

On 6 October 1995 an F-15J was supposed to be burnt out after a failed take off of Komatsu AB (RJOP), Japan.

On 22 November 1995 an F-15J crashed after Cpt. Higuchi Tatsumi was shot down by an AIM-9L sidewinder fired by another JASDF F-15 flown by Cpt. Hino Junya during air-to-air combat training, he called 'Safe' when firing for the 'Kill' Tatsumi ejected and was picked up safe.

Information needs clarifying
Date ???
JASDF
F-86F Sabre 736   Accident
Further details needed
     
Date ???
JASDF
F-86F Sabre 741   Accident
Further details needed
     
Date ???
JASDF
F-86F Sabre 747   Accident
Further details needed
     
5 February 1956 ??
JASDF
???     Crashed into civilian house, Shinkoiwa, Toukyou      
Wednesday, April 12, 2000

 
ASDF releases verdict on November's T-33 jet crash

A fuel leak and a short circuit most likely combined to spark a fire that stalled the engine of an Air Self-Defense Force T-33 training jet in November, causing it to crash in Sayama, Saitama Prefecture, the Defense Agency said Tuesday.

Two crew members died in the crash in which the plane, stationed at the ASDF Iruma base, severed power lines, blacking out 800,000 households for a few hours in Tokyo and Saitama.

 

 

"It was an unusual accident (for that model of plane) that occurred due to multiple reasons such as fuel leakage and ignition (problems)," an agency official said.

The agency said it will finalize its investigation and implement safety measures, perhaps within the next couple of days, and will then consider allowing eight other T-33 jets to resume flights.

But the Saitama Prefectural Government and the city of Sayama are concerned about the safety of these old training planes, first deployed in the 1950s, and have asked the agency not to resume T-33 training flights.

The T-33 plane crashed on a riverbank in Sayama on Nov. 22 while on a pilot-training flight. Shortly before the crash, one of the crew reportedly told the base's control tower by radio, "Smoke is coming into the cockpit."

The ASDF's investigation found that the area near the fuel supply equipment was the most badly burned, leading it to believe that fuel had leaked in that area and caught fire.

T-33 jets have been under the process of replacement by T-4 planes since the early 1990s; the existing eight planes are due to be replaced by 2002.

The agency is paying for damage caused by the crash, including compensation related to loss of business hours and computer data during the blackout.

 

STILL TO ADD:


Ejection Seats used in Japanese Aircraft
Daicel and Daiseru's role in ejection seat production
Chaff used in Ejection seats
Weber Ejection Seats
Photographs or aircraft types (from JASDF Official Site)
 

Site Visit: Daicell Chemical Industries, LTD., Harima Plant, Escape System Engineering Group Hyogo Pref., Japan, 8 March 2000.

. Daicel is the only domestic ejection seat manufacturer in Japan. Daicel Chemical Industries has 30 years of experience in manufacturing ejection seats for the Japanese Air Self Defense Force including seats for the T-2/F-1, the F-15J/DJ, T-4, and F-2. In addition they have also manufactured seats for Japan Ground Defense Force helicopters including the AH-1s and the OH-1.

Unique development facilities include the Harima Wind Blast test facility, with 600 knot capability.

Daicel's Harima plant also develops and manufactures gun propellants, rocket motors for missiles, life support equipment and pyrotechnic devices such as initiators, actuators, and UWARS.

The total sales of the Aerospace & Defense System Product Group was over 8 billion yen in 1999. (Lyons)

[Pilot Emergency-Escape System]
Emergency ejection systems for fighters and trainers. Daicel has manufactured this system for many years, and is the only Japanese manufacturer in the market.
Harima Plant
805, Umaba, Ibogawa-cho, Tatsuno-shi, Hyogo 671-1681, Japan
Phone: +81-791-72-5411
Facsimile: +81-791-72-5466

Total area: 3,220,000m2
Principal products: Pilot emergency-escape systems, Rocket propellants, Gunpowders

 

 

Japanese official nicknames:

F-86D Sabre 月光 Gekkou (Moonlight)
F-86F Sabre 旭光 Kyokkou (Light of Rising Sun)
F-104 栄光 Eikou (Glory)
Mitsubishi T-1 初鷹 Hatsutaka (First Eagle)
T-33 若鷹 Wakataka (Young Eagle)

Japanese unofficial nicknames:

F-86 Hachiroku (Eight Six)

F-104 Maruyon (Circle Four)
Mitsubishi Enpitsu (Mitsubishi Pencil)

                 
 
JASDF
             

Sincere Thanks to everyone who has helped with this page by providing additions, amendments, photos

Yohko Asagiri for her continued help
Donny Chan for his continued help
Gordon Cress (Weber) for his help and assistance

 

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