NTSB Identification: ANC09WA008
Accident occurred Friday, October 24, 2008 in Kadena Air Base, Japan, Japan
Aircraft: CESSNA 172H, registration: N4961
Injuries: 1 Serious,3 Uninjured.

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

On October 24, 2008, about 1830 Japan Standard Time, a Cessna 172H airplane, N4961R, sustained substantial damage when it collided with a power line and the ground during a forced landing, about 35 miles north-northwest of the Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. The airplane, owned by the U.S. Air Force and operated by the pilot, was returning to Kadena Air Base from the Amami International Airport when the engine lost power. The flight was conducted under the provisions of the Civil Aviation Regulations of Japan. The pilot received serious injuries, and three passengers aboard were not injured.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Japan. This report is for informational purposes only. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Aircraft and Railways Accidents Investigation Commission
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
2-1-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8918, Japan

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