An alarming event unfolded at Japan’s bustling Haneda Airport on Tuesday afternoon. Japan Airlines Flight 516, on its way from New Chitose, landed on Runway C at around 5:47 pm but erupted in flames soon after.
The situation took a dramatic turn when reports emerged of a possible collision with a Japan Coast Guard aircraft. Thankfully, all 379 people on board the Japan Airlines flight, including passengers and crew, were safely evacuated.The scene is chaotic, with fire crews battling a major blaze engulfing the plane. Video footage captures the terrifying moment flames erupted, turning the routine landing into a nightmare.A separate aircraft, an MA722 from Haneda Air Base, is also involved in the incident. Only one person managed to escape from this plane, leaving the fate of the five others uncertain.Authorities have launched a full investigation, and the Prime Minister’s Office has set up an information center to coordinate the response. All runways at Haneda Airport are closed, causing significant air traffic disruptions.Preliminary reports suggest a collision between the Airbus A350 of Japan Airlines and the Coast Guard aircraft near the runway, but the exact cause remains under investigation.While everyone on the burning Japan Airlines flight is safe, this incident raises serious concerns about safety protocols at one of Japan’s busiest airports. The fire control efforts continue, and the disaster prevention center is closely monitoring the situation.This event will undoubtedly cast a shadow over air travel in Japan, and public scrutiny towards safety measures is sure to intensify.