1985 ♦ August 12 – Japan Airlines Flight 123, a Boeing 747, crashes into Mount Osutaka after catastrophic failure of the pressure hull severs all hydraulic lines and renders the aircraft uncontrollable, killing 520 of 524 people on board. To date, it is the worst single-aircraft disaster in history.
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It is the deadliest single-aircraft accident in history, the deadliest aviation accident to occur on Japanese soil, and the second-deadliest 747 air disaster and deadliest accident behind the 1977 Tenerife airport disaster.
Japan Airlines Flight 123: The crash that made outcasts of my children
On the anniversary of the worst crash in aviation history, Elizabeth Grice talks to the lover of one of its victims, who is battling to have their children recognised in Japanese law as his daughters.
TIL the initial survivors of the Flight 123 crash died from delay in the rescue due to nearby American forces being told to stand down and the rescue party waiting until the next morning to begin the search