A collision occurred on Tuesday at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport between a passenger plane and a Japanese coast guard aircraft, resulting in flames.
Transport Minister Tetsuo Saito confirmed that all 379 occupants of Japan Airlines flight JAL-516 got out safely before the plane was entirely engulfed in flames. The pilot of the coast guard plane also escaped, but five crewmembers died, Saito said.
A video from a local TV station captured a significant burst of flames and smoke on the side of a Japan Airlines aircraft as it was taxiing after landing. The fire then spread to the surrounding area near the wing. An hour later, footage revealed that the entire plane was engulfed in flames.
earthquakes rocked western Japan, killing almost 50 people in the Ishikawa prefecture, and Kyodo said the coast guard plane had been due to head to Niigata to deliver relief goods to residents affected by the disaster.
The report was aided by the AFP.