Saab 340B - Ground Damage during Towing, Fatality (Japan)

09 Jan 16:16 | Comments (47)

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A male mechanic of Japan Air Commuter received fatal injury when a Saab 340B of Japan Coast Guard, JA8952 named 'Umitsubame (stormy petrel)', tilted left during a tow back to a hanger for maintenance.

The left main landing gear was retracted,and the head of themechanic was caught between the left wing and the ground.

Japan Air Commuter undertakes periodic  inspections of Saab 340B's of Japan Coast Guard at Kagoshima Airport.



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