The crash, which occurred near present-day Eda Station, destroyed several houses. The two young boys initially survived the crash into their home, but died later from severe burns. The boys' mother was also severely burned. Due to the fear that she would be adversely affected during her recovery by the shock, she was not told until 29 January 1979, that her sons had died. The mother died in 1982, aged 31, from complications related to her injuries.
Injured Residents against the Two U.S. Pilots and the State (Japan), Case No. wa-20965 (1980). The Hanreijiho (Judicial Reports) No. 1225, pp. 45 et seq. Dismissal (Yokohama District Court 4 March 1987) (“As is evident from the tenor of the oral proceedings, the accident occurred in the performance of the defendants’ official duties as members of the U.S. armed forces. We hold, therefore, that the two defendants are not liable for reparations and that the plaintiffs’ present claim against the two defendants is inappropriate.”).