5 Lifeless After Plane Collision at Haneda Airport in Tokyo


A Japanese Coast Guard plane collided with a Japan Airways flight on the runway on Tuesday, killing 5 crew members on the Coast Guard airplane.

Japan Airways Flight 516 went up in flames upon the collision round 5:45 p.m. native time at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. All 379 individuals on board (passengers and crew members) evacuated the airplane safely. The battle took off from Chitose, Hokkaido.

The Coast Guard plane was ready to take off to an airbase in Niigata to assist present aid following the tragic 7.5 magnitude earthquake that rocked the world on Monday. 5 of the six Coast Guard members who had been onboard that airplane had been pronounced lifeless following the explosion.

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“I used to be in one other airplane within the window seat – we had been on the point of take off and we heard a giant bang,” passenger Man Maestre, who was visiting Japan from Philadelphia, informed CNN. “We regarded from our home windows and noticed an enormous path of flames working down the runway.”

Photos and movies captured on social media present first-hand accounts of the harrowing incident.

Over 70 firetrucks responded to the fireplace, which ravaged for hours.

About 135 flights leaving Haneda and 137 flights set to fly into Haneda had been canceled by Tuesday morning, in accordance with FlightAware.

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“I wish to specific my respect and gratitude to the staff who carried out their jobs with a robust sense of mission and accountability, and I pray that their souls might relaxation in peace,” Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida stated in a translated assertion on social media.

Japan Airways is cooperating with investigators to determine who was chargeable for the crash, per CNN.



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