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Date of Accident:09 February 1982Help
Airline:Japan Air Lines   Help
Aircraft:McDonnell Douglas DC-8-61   Help
Location:Tokyo, JapanHelp
Previous Registrations:N8775Help
Flight Number:---Help
Line Number:291Help
Engine Manufacturer:Pratt & WhitneyHelp
Engine Model:JT3DHelp
Year of Delivery:1967Help
Accident Description:On final approach, the Captain, who had a history of mental illness, put the inboard engines into reverse thrust in an attempt to destroy the aircraft. The aircraft crashed short of the runway while the First Officer and Flight Engineer attempted to restrain him.
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