Kanoya Air Field
|Kanoya Air Field
|Operator||Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force|
|Elevation AMSL||214 ft / 65 m|
Kanoya Air Field (鹿屋飛行場 Kanoya Hikōjō?) (ICAO: RJFY) is a military aerodrome of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Kanoya Air Base (鹿屋航空基地 Kanoya Kōkū-Kichi?). It is located 1.5 NM (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) southwest of Kanoya in the Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. Runway 08R/26L is equipped with ILS.
On April 6 2016 a U-125 aircraft operated by the Flight Check Squadron of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force crashed near the base, with all six crew members being killed. It had been checking the base's air naviation aid system.
- AIS Japan
- ASDF jet disappears from radar over southwestern Japan April 6, 2016 Japan Times Retrieved January 22, 2017
- Yoshida, Reiji Bodies of four ASDF jet crewmen found; search for remaining two, wreckage ongoing April 7, 2016 Japan Times Retrieved January 22, 2017
- Bodies of last two ASDF airmen recovered from cliff in Kagoshima April 8, 2016 Japan Times Retrieved January 22, 2017
- ASN Accident Report Raytheon U-125 (Hawker 800) 49-3043 Kanoya Air Base Aviation Safety Network Retrieved January 23, 2017
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