This picture recovered from the crash site of Japan Airlines Flight 123, shows the cabin before tragedy struck. A total of 509 people were killed. There were 4 survivors. There was an explosive decompression on board caused by a faulty repair performed seven years earlier. The plane crashed 32 minutes later.

Plane falling out of the sky - final photo taken. This photo taken just 32 minutes before Japan Airlines Flight 523 crashed, killing 509 people, with only 4 survivors.

flygcforum.com ✈ JAPAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 123 ✈ Terrified over Tokyo ✈

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.

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.

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.

520 Die in Crash. In 1985, 520 people died when pilots on Japan Airlines flight 123 lost most control over the plane. It crashed into a mountainside, making it the deadliest crash ever. Why Planes Crash Video - weather.com

In 520 people died when pilots on Japan Airlines flight 123 lost most control over the plane. It crashed into a mountainside, making it the deadliest crash ever. See more on Why Planes Crash Monday at on The Weather Channel.

Japan Airlines Flight 123, missing most of its vertical stabilizer. Minutes…

Japan Airlines Flight missing most of its vertical stabilizer.

Japan Airlines Flight 123 - Out of Control

Japan Airlines Flight 123 was a Japan Airlines domestic flight from Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) to Osaka International Airport (Itami).

Japan Airlines Flight 123 make their children an outcast.

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.

Their Last Moments: Powerful Images Snapped Before Tragedy Struck

Picture recovered from the crash site of Japan Airlines Flight which shows the cabin before tragedy struck. All 509 people aboard were killed.

Fujioka city Japan Airlines Flight 123 accident monument - Japan Airlines Flight 123 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fujioka city Japan Airlines Flight 123 accident monument - Japan Airlines Flight 123 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cenotaph of the japan air flight 123 at osutaka Ridge - Japan Airlines Flight 123 - Wikipedia

Cenotaph of the japan air flight 123 at osutaka Ridge - Japan Airlines Flight 123 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Structural failures: Japan Airlines Flight 123 (1985). Improper repair on rear pressure bulkhead. Deaths 520.

Structural failures: Japan Airlines Flight 123 (1985). Improper repair on rear pressure bulkhead. Deaths 520.

One of the deadliest plane crashes involving a single plane occurred the afternoon of August 12, 1985, when Japan Airlines Flight 123, a Boeing 747-SR, crashed near Mt. Osutaka, 62 miles southwest of Tokyo. The crash claimed the lives of 520 people, including singer Kyu Sakamoto (l), the only Japanese artist to reach No. 1 in the U.S. with 'Sukiyaki' in 1963. Miraculously, four people survived the crash.

One of the deadliest plane crashes involving a single plane occurred the afternoon of August 12, 1985, when Japan Airlines Flight 123, a Boeing 747-SR, crashed near Mt. Osutaka, 62 miles southwest of Tokyo. The crash claimed the lives of 520 people, including singer Kyu Sakamoto (l), the only Japanese artist to reach No. 1 in the U.S. with 'Sukiyaki' in 1963. Miraculously, four people survived the crash.

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