Reports have been coming through about an incident at Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport which burst into flames on landing. This is still a developing story but here’s what we know so far.
The incident happened at one of Tokyo’s two international airports – Haneda International Airport – at 17.47 local time. A Japan Airlines A350 collided with a Japanese Coast Guard plane on landing, resulting in an explosion and the plane being quickly engulfed in flames after coming to a standstill.
The aircraft involved in the accident was a Japan Airlines Airbus A350-900 registered JA13XJ. It is a 2 year old widebody aircraft.
The other plane involved was a Japan Coast Guard Bombardier DHC-8-300 with the registration code JA722A.
The A350 was performing flight JL-516 from Sapporo to Tokyo Haneda.
According to Reuters, the Japan Coast Guard Bombardier was waiting to depart
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