Narrative:ANA flight 547, a NAMC YS-11, took off from Osaka-Itami at 11:13 local time on a flight to Matsuyama and leveled off in VFR at 3150 m altitude.
|Date:||Sunday 14 December 1969|
|Operator:||All Nippon Airways - ANA|
|C/n / msn:|| 2115|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 41|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 45 |
|Aircraft damage:|| Minor|
|Aircraft fate:|| Repaired|
|Location:||Awaji island, Hyogo prefecture ( Japan)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Osaka-Itami Airport (ITM/RJOO), Japan|
|Destination airport:||Matsuyama Airport (MYJ/RJOM), Japan|
A Beechcraft C50 Twin Bonanza, JA5022, with one pilot on board also took off from Itami at ca. 11:00 for a test flight after a right engine replacement.
Both aircraft collided in mid-air. The YS-11 lost the outer two meters of the left wing, and the C50 suffered damages on the lower fuselage skin, propeller blades of both engines, right engine and rudder. There were no personal injuries.
The weather was clear and visibility was 30 km.
The YS-11 landed safely after colliding with Beechcraft C-50 Twin Bonanza JA5022 (owned by Yomiuri Press), which was conducting a VFR test flight. Both aircraft landed at Osaka.
» The Straits Times 16 December 1969, p14
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Osaka-Itami Airport to Matsuyama Airport as the crow flies is 271 km (170 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.