$\endgroup$ – Warden May 15 '19 at 8:50 After takeoff the aircraft flew over Gotemba City on a heading of approximately 298 deg at an altitude of approximately 4900 m and indicated airspeed of 320 to 370 knots. This brought the plane closer to the Fuji; Fuji. However, due to poor meteorological conditions at Tokyo and because the precision approach radar (PAR) of the GCA was out of service, it diverted to Fukuoka (FUK) and landed there at 18:00. Hi all, just wondering if anyone knows where to find the alleged 8mm shots that were taken during the crash? Cookies help us deliver our Services. Helicopters & rotorcraft, airships, balloons, paragliders, winged suits and anything that sustains you in the air is acceptable to post here. Hope all is well, I enjoy your analyses :). British Overseas Airways flight 911 was scheduled to leave Tokyo at 1:30pm for Hong Kong and due to the perfect weather conditions, Captain Bernard Dobson (45) requested a change of the scheduled flight plan, climbing visually via Mt. Passing over Gotemba, the aircraft turned northwest and began a slow descent towards the 12,400ft mountain. Even the Wikipedia article is mostly speculation due to lack of FDR data. Your e-mail address will not be published. The mid-aft fuselage together with the wing, making a slow flat spin to the right, crashed into a forest. Flight 911 had the still smoldering wreckage of that Douglas DC-8 in fact happens on the runway about to take off. The aircraft was not equipped with a cockpit voice recorder and the air traffic control, no emergency call was received. Yes. For the next Tokyo–Hong Kong segment, the crew received a weather briefing from a company representative, and filed an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan calling for a southbound departure from Haneda via the island of Izu Ōshima, then on airway JG6 to Hong Kong at flight level 310 (31,000 feet). Flight 911 had taxied past the still smouldering wreckage of Flight 402 immediately before taking off for the last time. And in all likelihood, unless there's an archive for evidence from crash investigations, they likely don't exist anymore. The accident was photographed by staff of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces of a close neighborhood of Frankfurt base, and 8mm film footage of a passenger survived the crash.  The aircraft then entered a flat spin, with the forward fuselage section and the outer starboard wing breaking off shortly before impact with the ground. I know that both are a product of the times but two things stood out to me here: the fact they built a physical scale model of Fuji to understand the wind patterns and the idea of sightseeing in a passenger plane. BOAC Flight 911 was a scheduled service from San Francisco (SFO) to Hong Kong (HKG) via Honolulu (HNL) and Tokyo (HND). It'd be fascinating if it is, I wonder what the context behind it is. $\begingroup$ Given that BOAC 911's FDR couldn't be retrieved, all we can do is speculate. Analyzes of the distribution of the debris allowed investigators to establish that the tail of the fuselage failed first. These passengers, Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman, Ken Adam, Lewis Gilbert, and Freddie Young, were in Japan scouting locations for the fifth James Bond film, You Only Live Twice. Technicians in New York said that a condition could exist where turbulent air could have caused the aircraft to undergo a drastic manoeuvre that might lead to a crash. At the time of the accident, a weather station at the base of Mt. Press J to jump to the feed. This was back in 1966. And less than 24 hours ago a DC-8 of Canadian Pacific Airlines crashed on landing at Tokyo killing all 64 people on board. The aircraft (registration G-APFE) arrived at Tokyo Haneda Airport at 12:40 on the day of the accident from Fukuoka Airport, where it had diverted the previous day due to conditions on the ground in Tokyo. Fuji to allow his passengers a rare up-close view of the Japanese landmark. ... Investigators were able to locate an 8mm camera in the wreckage. Crash of BOAC Flight 911. This was more than could be said for the other two major crashes in Tokyo that month. Whenever a James Bond film turns 50, it is celebrated in style. There were 26 couples travelling together in the group, and a total of 63 children were orphaned as a result of the accident. TIL what mountain waves mean in aviation weather charts. You can search “mountain wave” to see a wider variety of diagrams but most of them are 2D only. I don't think these photos were ever made public. The forward fuselage crashed into the forest approx. “An 8 mm film exposed by one of the passengers was recovered from the wreckage. The aircraft, trailing white vapor, then suddenly lost altitude over the Takigahara area, and parts of the aircraft began to break away over Tsuchiyadai and Ichirimatsu. Shortly thereafter, a portion of the starboard wing turned up and broke off. All aboard 911 were killed. Sightseeing flights were a thing for quite a while; Air New Zealand 901 was a sightseeing flight, for instance. This fatal plane crash could have nearly claimed the lives of Bond producers Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman as well as production designer Ken Adam, director Lewis Gilbert and cinematographer Freddie Young. On departure from JFK Airport, it encountered wake turbulence from a preceding flight. The weather in Tokyo was good on the afternoon of 5 March 1966, a clear and cloudless sky. Fuji, reaching 17,000ft. The investigation report concluded that the probable cause of the crash sudden unusually severe turbulence over Gotemba were whose strength exceeded the material design of the aircraft. Your source for in-depth James Bond News, Analysis and Featured Reports. After starting the aircraft climbed steadily over the Bay of Tokyo and turned to a south-westerly course, the past led north to Odawara. Corinne Cléry honored with James Bond Award at 7th Cineways Filmfestival, BOAC 911 - The plane crash that almost killed the Bond series, "I forgot the gun" - The story behind the Connery poster mishap, The 1969 'OHMSS' Playboy and its playmate, “The World of GoldenEye” book by Nicolás Suszczyk to be released on June 8. ", The investigation report concluded that "the aircraft suddenly encountered abnormally severe turbulence over Gotemba City which imposed a gust load considerably in excess of the design limit. At the time of the accident, wind speeds were measured between 60 and 70 knots from the northwest to the summit of Mount Fuji. Air Disaster – Volume 1, p.44–45, Job, Macaurthur. BOAC Flight 911 was a British Overseas Airways Corporation of Erdumrundungsflug ( BOAC ). One point: you use the term “video” to describe motion captured on film, it’s a bit confusing, because video means moving pictures captured electronically, video recording in a portable form didn’t become available until a year later in 1967.  The aircraft then encountered strong turbulence, causing it to break up in flight and crash into a forest. The Boeing 707 that served as flight 911 traveling on 5 March 1966 was led by Captain Bernard Dobson, 45, from Dorset, who was experienced in the type of aircraft and flew him since November 1960. For one, we understand mountain waves and don't route planes toward areas where they are likely to be. Air Disaster – Volume 1, p.44, Job, Macaurthur. The aircraft began taxiing at 13:50 and took off into the northwest wind at 13:58. It is one of those stories that make your blood run cold and even with the odds of being killed on a single airline flight at 1 in 29.4 million, fear is a constant companion of many air travellers.