54 Years ago today: On 13 November 1966 an All Nippon NAMC YS-11 crashed after an overshoot at Matsuyama, killing all 50 on board.

Date:Sunday 13 November 1966
Time:ca 20:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic YS11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
NAMC YS-11-111
Operator:All Nippon Airways – ANA
C/n / msn:2023
First flight:1966
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 45 / Occupants: 45
Total:Fatalities: 50 / Occupants: 50
Aircraft damage:Damaged beyond repair
Location:Matsuyama Airport (MYJ) (   Japan)
Phase:Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Osaka-Itami Airport (ITM/RJOO), Japan
Destination airport:Matsuyama Airport (MYJ/RJOM), Japan

The flight took off from Osaka at 19:13 for a flight to Matsuyama. The flight was uneventful and the crew were cleared to land at runway 31. The approach was slightly higher than usual and touchdown was at 460 m past the runway threshold. After a 170 m ground run the plane became airborne again and a go-around was initiated. A height of 230-330 feet was reached, followed by a left turn The YS-11 descended and crashed into the water.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: “The reason why the aircraft lost altitude after the go-around and was led to crash into water was not determined.”