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CAPTION ONLY: JAPANESE PAY TRIBUTE TO ’85 AIR CRASH VICTIMS

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Relatives of victims of the Japan Airlines Boeing 747 crash float lanterns on the Kannagawa River in Uenomura, north of Tokyo, to repose the souls of the 520 people who died in the accident on Aug. 12, 1985. The river runs from the foot of Mount Osutaka, the site of the worst single-plane disaster in aviation history. For Japan, the disaster is particularly haunting because many aboard wrote wrenching final notes to their families during the half-hour the crippled flight lurched through the skies before crashing.