Monument to British transport aircraft
The real site of a film “Fly, Dakota Fly!”
Shortly after the end of the World War II, a transport aircraft of British Royal Air Force "Dakota" made an emergency landing in Nyugawa of Takachi Village (present-day Nyugawa, Sado City) in January 1946. The villagers of Takachi, overcoming the hatred against British soldiers of former enemies five months before, made great efforts to make a temporary runway, bringing pebbles to the beach with the soldiers. Forty days after, "Dakota" took off safely. A monument stands to commemorate this true story in front of Takachi Elementary and Junior High School.
- Heritage and Relics
- （before Takachi Junior High School）1872-1 Nyugawa, Sado, Niigata 952-2215
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 70 by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Nyuugawa Minami（Kaifu Line） Approx. 1 minutes on foot from bus stop
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Points of interest near Monument to British transport aircraft
- Outdoor Activities
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- Shrines and Buddhist Temples
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