Japan Airlines Plane on Fire at Tokyo Airport


A Japan Airlines plane burst into flames while landing at Haneda Airport in Tokyo shortly before 6 p.m. local time on Tuesday.

The airline reported that all 367 passengers and 12 crew members had evacuated the plane, which collided with a Japan Coast Guard aircraft, the public broadcaster, NHK, said. One member of the crew of the fixed-wing Coast Guard plane evacuated that aircraft, but another five were unaccounted for, the broadcaster reported.

Footage on NHK showed the Japan Airlines plane on fire as it streaked across a runway. The broadcaster reported that the plane, Flight 516, had departed New Chitose Airport in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido and was scheduled to land in Haneda at 5:40 p.m.

Live footage after 6 p.m. showed firefighters trying to contain flames pouring out of the fuselage on the left side of the plane, as well as from the top of the plane.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.



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