Matsushima Air Field

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Matsushima Air Field
Matsushima Hikōjō
Matsushima Air Base Gate.JPG
Airport type Military
Operator Japan Air Self-Defense Force
Location Matsushima, Japan
Elevation AMSL 7 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 38°24′11″N 141°12′43″E / 38.40306°N 141.21194°E / 38.40306; 141.21194Coordinates: 38°24′11″N 141°12′43″E / 38.40306°N 141.21194°E / 38.40306; 141.21194
RJST is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,700 8,858 Concrete
15/33 1,500 4,921 Concrete
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan[1]

Matsushima Air Field (松島飛行場 Matsushima Hikōjō?) (ICAO: RJST) is a military aerodrome of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force Matsushima Airbase (松島基地 Matsushima Kichi?). It is located 6.6 NM (12.2 km; 7.6 mi) west[1] of Ishinomaki in the Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

In 1971 an F-86F fighter jet from this base collided with All Nippon Airways Flight 58, causing 162 deaths. During the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the base was flooded with seawater, and eighteen F-2Bs belonging to 21st Squadron, as well as other aircraft, were damaged or destroyed.[2][3]


Senior Airman Ramon Mortensen looks at damaged F-2 aircraft after landing 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami


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