JAL crash victims remembered on 33rd anniversary
Jiji -- Aug 13
Victims of the 1985 crash of a Japan Airlines <9201> jumbo jet were remembered on the mountainous disaster site on the 33rd anniversary on Sunday.

Bereaved family members and others climbed to the Osutaka Ridge in the village of Ueno, Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo, to reach memorial markers established at places where remains of the victims were found.

They mourned the victims and prayed that no more air crash would occur again. According to JAL, a total of 272 bereaved people of 82 families climbed to the crash site.

The crash occurred Aug. 12, 1985, killing 520 of the 524 people on board. It is the world's deadliest single-aircraft accident.

Among those who climbed on Sunday included Shinsuke Tanaka, a 52-year-old resident of Kobe, who lost a close friend from his high school days.

News source: Jiji