5 Of 6 Coast Guard Crew On Plane Japan Flight Hit Are Missing: Report

Five of six people on coast guard plane that collided with a Japan Airlines plane today are unaccounted for, broadcaster NHK reported. The Japan Airlines plane was in flames after the collision. All 379, including eight children and 12 crew members, on board the Airbus plane have been evacuated.

Visuals showed flames coming out of windows and the plane’s nose on the ground as rescue workers sprayed it. As per reports, more than 70 fire engines have been deployed to extinguish the fire.

Reports said that the plane had just arrived from Sapporo airport on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. A coast guard official at Haneda Airport, one of the world’s busiest, said they were “checking details”.

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