Toa Domestic Airlines Flight 63
|Date||July 3, 1971|
|Aircraft type||NAMC YS-11A-217|
|Operator||Toa Domestic Airlines|
|Flight origin||Sapporo Chitose Airport|
Toa Domestic Airlines Flight 63, registration JA8764, was a NAMC YS-11A-217 en route from Chitose Airport near Sapporo, Japan to Hakodate Airport. The plane left Chitose Airport on a scheduled flight at 08:30. After arriving in Hakodate airspace, the plane was descending below 1800 metres when it crashed at 09:05 into the south face of Yokotsudake (Yokotsu Mountain). All 64 passengers and four crew on board perished. The cause of the crash was determined to be pilot error that followed strong winds pushing the plane off course.
The Aircraft and Railway Accidents Investigation Commission (AAIC) was formed soon after the crash.