Papers on 2015 Plane Crash in Tokyo Sent to Prosecutors

Society

Tokyo, Nov. 21 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo police sent to public prosecutors on Wednesday papers on two people over the 2015 fatal crash of a light plane in a suburb of the Japanese capital.

Junji Koyama, 65, president of Nippon Aerotech Co. in Chofu, Tokyo, which had managed the aircraft, and Taishi Kawamura, the captain of the plane who died in the crash at the age of 36, are suspected of professional negligence resulting in death and injury.

The investigation headquarters at the Chofu police station of the Metropolitan Police Department concluded that the accident occurred as the total weight of the airplane exceeded the limit and the plane lost speed after its takeoff as a result.

The gross weight of the crashed aircraft exceeded the limit by 48-58 kilograms.

According to the headquarters, Nippon Aerotech failed to assign operation management personnel to check the total weight of aircraft.

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