NTSB Identification: SEA05WA203
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 27, 2005 in Daisen, Japan
Aircraft: Hughes 269C, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On September 27, 2005, about 0835 universal time coordinated (UTC), a Hughes 269C, JA7670, impacted the terrain after a loss of power near the city of Daisen, in Akita Prefecture, Japan. Both the instructor pilot and his student received fatal injuries, and the aircraft was destroyed by the impact and a post-crash fire. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time. The local instructional flight was scheduled to return to the airport of departure at the conclusion of the flight.

According to the Aircraft and Railway Accidents Investigation Commission of Japan, the aircraft was approaching Daisen, where training activities were supposed to take place, when its engine lost power while in a low altitude turn. Soon thereafter it crashed into a rice field, whereupon it caught fire and was almost totally consumed.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Japan. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport
Aircraft and Railway Accidents Investigation Commission
2-1-2 Kasumigaseki Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 1008919 Japan
Phone: +81-3-5253-8814
FAX: +81-3-5253-1677

This report is for informational purposes only, and contains information released by the government of Japan.

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