Japan Airlines Plane Collides With Coast Guard Jet: What We Know So Far

  1. All 367 passengers on board the Airbus A350 were evacuated. Reports said that the plane had just arrived from Sapporo airport on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.
  2. A coast guard official at Haneda Airport, one of the world’s busiest, said they were “checking details”. “It’s not clear if there was a collision. But it is certain that our plane is involved,” he told news agency AFP.
  3. Television footage showed flames coming out of windows and the plane’s nose on the ground as rescue workers sprayed it. There was also burning debris on the runway.
  4. More than 70 fire engines were being deployed, NHK reported. Japan’s Prime Minister has set up an emergency room to coordinate between agencies to control the situation.
  5. NHK reported there were six people in the coast guard aircraft. One has been evacuated.

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