Photographing Planes at Itami Airport

In the next of my series of posts about photographing planes, I will be focussing on Itami Airport, officially Osaka International Airport (ITM, 大阪国際空港), but generally referred to as Itami Airport (伊丹空港) . Despite the ‘international’ name, since the opening of Kansai International Airport, it is now an entirely domestic airport. However, it continues to…

A Summary of the JL123 Crash

On 12 August 1985, Japan Airlines flight JL123 (registration JA8119) took off from Haneda bound for Itami in Osaka. There was a mixture of passengers- many returning to their ancestral home for the Obon religious festival, businessmen, and families returning from Tokyo Disneyland. The passenger list also included the singer Kyu Sakamoto, the Hanshin Tigers…