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JAL plane wreckage from 1985 crash to go public in April
27 January 2006

japan Airlines will set up a center to display the wreckage of the JAL Boeing 747 that crashed in a mountainous area in Gunma Prefecture in August 1985, claiming 520 lives. The center to be established inside a building at Tokyo`s Haneda airport is to put some 30 items before the public, such as the ruptured bulkhead believed to have been the direct cause of the accident, the cockpit voice recorder and part of the main wing. JAL`s president Shimmachi said he hopes the center will be used to educate its company employees and contribute to nurturing an emphasis on safety for the entire aviation industry. All Nippon Airways is also planning to set up a facility to display the wreckage of its plane which collided with a Self-Defense Forces plane in midair over Shizukuishi, in July 30, 1971, killing all 162 people onboard. (Kyodo News)