Tuesday, 18 June 2024
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A Japan Airlines aircraft caught fire on the tarmac at Haneda airport in Tokyo

  • Following an earthquake, Japan Airlines has reported colliding with a Coast Guard aircraft near Ishikawa, Japan.
  • The Coast Guard plane’s six crew members perished, but all 379 passengers and crew members were evacuated.
  • The plane came from Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido.

The Coast Guard plane’s six crew members perished, but all 379 passengers and crew members were evacuated, according to the police. There were injuries to the captain.

Video captured the plane engulfed in flames. And there was a fire on the runway. The plane came from Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido, and firefighters are still fighting to put out the fire.

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Japan Airlines Flight 516 was expected to land at Haneda at 17:40, having taken off at 16:00 local time (07:00 GMT) from Sapporo’s New Chitose airport.

Following an earthquake, Japan Airlines has reported colliding with a Coast Guard aircraft near Ishikawa, Japan. The aircraft was flying from Haneda to Niigata airport to help in the earthquake rescue and relief effort.

Four planes were on their way to the earthquake site, including the coast guard aircraft. Five members of the Coast Guard crew perished in the crash and the captain suffered serious injuries when the plane collided with the airliner.

While the exact cause of the incident is yet unknown, efforts are being made to ascertain how and when the two airplanes made contact. Following the event, Haneda Airport closed all of its runways.

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