Japan Airlines Plane on Fire After Colliding with Coast Guard Aircraft

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This photo provided by Jiji Press shows firefighters attempting to extinguish a fire on a Japan Airlines plane on a runway of Tokyo's Haneda Airport on January 2, 2024. A Japan Airlines plane was in flames on the runway of Tokyo's Haneda Airport on January 2 after apparently colliding with a coast guard aircraft, television reports said. (Photo by JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT

Japan Airlines Plane is in Flames on the Runway of Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

A Japan Airlines plane is on fire after an alleged collision with a Coast Guard aircraft at the runway of Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. This is one of the worst incidents that happened in Japan at the start of the year after a devastating 7.6 magnitude earthquake that hit on New Year’s Day.

Live footage of the incident was shown on Japanese national TV, and public broadcaster NHK aired the aircraft erupting in flames as it skidded down the tarmac at Haneda Airport. 

According to the Japanese authorities’ initial investigation, all the 379 passengers and crew of the Japan Airlines plane had been evacuated. 

Image source: Japan Airlines Plane at Tokyo Haneda Airport (Photo: AFP/Jiji Press)

Based upon the data from flight tracker Flightrader24, the flight JL516 departed from Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido. The Japan Airlines plane landed at the Tokyo Haneda Airport at 5:47 PM (Japan local time). 

NHK Report

In the latest report posted by public broadcaster NHK, they confirmed that five people were aboard the Japan Coast Guard plane. 

The passengers and crew of the Coast Guard plane are believed to have collided with the Japan Airlines at Haneda Airport. 

They reportedly died during the incident while the captain of the Coast Guard plane was in critical condition. 

Updates of the Japan Airlines Plane Incident

A video posted on Twitter or X shows the extent of the damage, showing a wholly burnt part of the fuselage that breaks off while firefighters douse the plane’s fire. 

Another video posted on X by Twitter user alto_maple showed what appeared to be the smoke-filled cabin of Japan Airlines. There was also a video showing a view of the plane window. 

Meanwhile, according to the Aviation Safety Network, there has never been an incident involving an A350 aircraft that resulted in a hull loss. Airbus says a hull loss is “an event in which an aircraft is destroyed or damaged beyond economic repair.”

Watch the Live Video Coverage of the Incident

Note: This is a developing story…

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