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Near miss over Tokyo between Kawasaki C-1 and light aircraft
12 July 2005

A Kawasaki C-1 transport plane of the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) undergoing training out of Iruma Air Base came very close to a small aircraft when flying over a Tokyo suburb. The Aircraft and Railway Accidents Investigation Commission determined that it is a serious incident that could have led to an accident and decided to investigate. According to the pilot`s report, the C-1 was circling about 900 meters above Higashi-Kurume City, western Tokyo, and noticed the small aircraft approaching. The JASDF plane descended and the small aircraft crossed just above it with an altitude difference of 30-60 meters. (Kyodo News)