Spooked Japanese plane enthusiasts spot crashed plane JL123 in Tokyo skies

Japanese plane spotters were alarmed to spot the tail fin of infamous Japanese Airlines Flight JL123 at a Tokyo airport, almost 35 years to the day after it had crashed – killing 520 onboard.

Spooked aviation fans shared screenshots across social media to check that other had seen this ghost plane appear on radars, on August 5.

In Japan the flight number is synonymous with one of the county’s worst air disasters. In 1985 flight JL123 took off from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport bound for Osaka, disappearing in the mountains of Gunma Prefecture.

The plane which suffered from faults to the bulkhead lost its tail section around half an hour into the flight, causing it to crash into the mountainside killing all onboard.

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