On July 20, 2009, about 0925 Japan standard time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, Japanese registration JA32CT, collided with mountainous terrain about 9 miles southeast of the Tajima Airport, Tajima, Japan. The helicopter sustained substantial damage due to impact forces. The flight was conducted under the provisions of the Civil Aviation Regulations of Japan. The pilot and one passenger died at the scene.

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

Japan Transport Safety Board (JTSB)
2-1-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8918, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5253-8814
Fax: +81-3-5253-1677

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