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Japan Airlines A350 plane catches fire while landing at Tokyo airport

Japan Airlines A350 plane catches fire while landing at Tokyo airport

A Japan Airlines Airbus A350-900 experienced a fire upon landing at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport following a collision with a Coast Guard plane.

The passenger jet was captured on camera as it moved and then burst into a massive fireball. Then, as firefighters attempted to put out the raging fire, the plane was seen coming to a stop and people were escaping through emergency slides. NHK reported that the aircraft carried about 400 passengers and crew members.

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All 367 occupants of the burning aircraft were safely evacuated, so no injuries were reported. The aircraft, JAL 516, was also said to have taken off from Hokkaido.

According to a report, the Japanese Coast Guard said it was looking into the possibility that one of its planes had collided with the passenger jet. And that one of the six crew members aboard the Coast Guard aircraft escaped, leaving the other five unaccounted for. After the incident, all runway operations at Haneda Airport were suspended.

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