A Japan Airlines aircraft with passengers still on board caught fire today at Tokyo’s Haneda airport on Tuesday after a possible collision with a Coast Guard aircraft.
Live footage on public broadcaster NHK showed flames coming out of the windows of the aircraft.
A spokesperson at Japan Airlines said the aircraft, originating from Shin-Chitose airport in Hokkaido, was carrying nearly 400 passengers. NHK reported that all passengers and crew have been safely evacuated.
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#WATCH | A Japan Airlines jet was engulfed in flames at Tokyo’s Haneda airport after a possible collision with a Coast Guard aircraft, with the airline saying that all 379 passengers and crew had been safely evacuated: Reuters
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Five people onboard Japan coast guard plane, that collided with the Japan Airlines A350 airbus, are unaccounted for, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK reported.
Japan has not suffered a serious commercial aviation accident in decades.
All the runways on the Haneda airport in Tokyo have been closed since 6 pm (Japan time) or 2:30 pm IST.
Japan Airlines Plane Fire: There were no advisories issued for heavy rain or thunder in the area around the airport.
Data from FlightRadar24, an online aircraft tracker, shows that Japan Airlines’ Airbus A350 took off from the Sapporo airport in Japan to land in Tokyo. The flight time of the aircraft, with registration number JA13XJ, was 1 hour and 20 minutes.
The last recorded ground speed of the aircraft was 123 knots or 227 km/hr and after that the FlightRadar24 stopped picking data.
Japan airlines plane on fire at Haneda Airport Tokyo. pic.twitter.com/3TZfxHVZkR
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All 367 passengers evacuated from blazing Japan Airlines, public broadcaster NHK reported.