• Thu. Feb 29th, 2024

5 Crew Members Found Dead On Coast Guard Aircraft

5 Crew Members Found Dead On Coast Guard Aircraft5 Crew Members Found Dead On Coast Guard Aircraft

All 379 passengers and crew of a Japan Airlines plane escaped a fire that erupted after it collided with a smaller Coast Guard aircraft. Public broadcaster NHK showed the aircraft erupt in flames while rescue crews attempted to control the blaze.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida instructed relevant agencies to coordinate to assess the damage swiftly, according to his office.

What Japan Coast Guard say about the collision?

The Japan Coast Guard said it was investigating the possibility that one of its aircraft collided with the passenger jet. Five out of the six crew of the Coast Guard aircraft who were unaccounted for following the crash were later found, news agency Reuters reported quoting NHK.

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The pilot was evacuated, it added.

Haneda has closed all runways following the incident, a spokesperson for the airport said as per news agency Reuters.

What we know so far on the plane that caught fire

The plane- an Airbus A-350 JAL flight 516 which flew out of Shin Chitose airport- burst into flames on the runway of Tokyo’s Haneda airport. It is reported to be hit by another aircraft after landing- possibly a Japan Coast Guard plane.

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