49 Years ago today: On 30 July 1971 an All Nippon Airways Boeing 727-281 collided with an F-86F fighter over Shizukuishi; killing all 162 occupants.

Date:Friday 30 July 1971
Time:ca 14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-281
Operator:All Nippon Airways – ANA
C/n / msn:20436/788
First flight:1971-03-02 (5 months)
Total airframe hrs:865
Engines:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 155 / Occupants: 155
Total:Fatalities: 162 / Occupants: 162
Aircraft damage:Destroyed
Aircraft fate:Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Shizukuishi (   Japan)
Phase:En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sapporo-Chitose Airport (CTS/RJCC), Japan
Destination airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan

All Nippon flight 58 departed Sapporo (CTS) for a domestic flight to Tokyo-Haneda (HND) and climbed to an altitude of FL280. While cruising at this altitude, it approached an area where a Japan Air Self Defense Force student and his instructor were flying in their Mitsubishi-built North American F-86F fighters. The trainee was not watching out for traffic when the 727 approached. The instructor ordered him to break away from the 727. It was too late. He banked to the left but the leading edge of the right wing of his F-86F (92-7932) struck the left horizontal stabilizer of the ANA plane. The fighter’s right wing broke off, causing the plane to crash out of control, but the pilot ejected safely. Damage to the stabilizer caused a loss of control of the B727.