30-Dec-20 JA77AR Robinson R66 Ojiro, Japan (1F)

Helicopter had taken off from the Isewan Helipad in Tsu City.  Circumstances of accident unclear but it is noted that high winds were recorded around that time and a local weather observatory had issued a gale advisory.  Pilot named here as Kotaro Demura, 46, was taken to a hospital but died later the same day

Accident location was in a mountain forest

Date:
30 December, 2020
Reg:
JA77AR
Make:
Robinson
Model:
R66
MSN:
0756
Location:
Near Ojiro, Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture ( 3.7kms west of the Shimada-Kanaya exit of the Shin-Tomei Expressway)
Country:
Japan
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
1
Link:
https://www.yenisafak.com/en/world/pilot-killed-in-helicopter-crash-in-japan-3557751
Link:
https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/12/0fd8c1798559-pilot-killed-in-helicopter-crash-in-central-japan.html
Link:
https://www.nippon.com/en/news/yjj2020123000760/

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