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NTSB Identification: ANC07WA041
On June 2, 2007, about 1540 Japan Standard Time, a Bell 412SP helicopter, JA-9991, was destroyed by impact when it collided with steep terrain on the slopes of Mt. Etna, near Nakatsugawa City, Japan. The helicopter, operated by Toho Air Service Co., LTD., was positioning to a helipad during external load operations. The flight was conducted under the provisions of the Civil Aviation Regulations of Japan. The pilot received fatal injuries.

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:

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