Matsushima Air Field
|Matsushima Air Field
|Operator||Japan Air Self-Defense Force|
|Elevation AMSL||7 ft / 2 m|
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 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.
- Air Training Command
- Air Support Command
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