JAL 516 of Japan Airlines crashed. Various media reported that all the passengers on the plane were evacuated. Footage emerged of the plane on fire moving forward on the runway. It is reported that the plane was completely burnt.
News agencies reported that there were 379 people on board, including 12 crew members, and all were evacuated safely. The Coast Guard located the crew of the plane. Authorities have not released more information about them.
It is not clear what caused the accident. There are unconfirmed reports that the accident occurred in a collision with a Coastguard aircraft on the runway. Japanese media reported that the plane collided with a Coast Guard aircraft.
Haneda is one of the busiest airports in the world. The burnt plane had arrived from Sapporo Airport in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Some media reported that there were about 400 people on the plane including passengers and crew and they were able to get out safely.
A report is also coming out that the plane that was going to bring aid to the earthquake affected areas was involved in the accident. A Coast Guard official said the plane was destroyed by fire, although it was not clear whether the planes had collided on the runway. He said that the accident will be investigated. Media reported that more than 70 fire engines were deployed at the scene.
Read Latest World News and Malayalam News