1985 jet crash victims remembered

Aug 12, 2019

1985 jet crash victims remembered

Tokyo [Japan] August 12: Bereaved relatives of the victims of Japan's worst air disaster are making their annual visit to the crash site on a mountain north of Tokyo on the 34th anniversary of the accident.
The families and other mourners are hiking up Osutaka Ridge in Gunma Prefecture on Monday.
A Japan Airlines Boeing 747 went down on the mountain in Ueno Village on August 12, 1985. It left 520 people dead--making it the deadliest airplane accident in Japan.
The relatives laid flowers and incense sticks at the memorial markers of their loved ones, and offered prayers at a monument at the site. Children blew soap bubbles to pray for aviation safety.
A memorial service will start at the foot of the mountain later in the day. Participants will observe a moment of silence at 6:56 p.m., the exact time of the crash.
Source: NHK World