Haneda airport fire: At least 5 dead as passenger plane smashes into coastguard jet & EXPLODES before 379 are rescued

January 03, 2024

A JAPAN Airlines plane erupted in flames after apparently colliding with a coastguard aircraft at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Tuesday. All 367 passengers and 12 crew members who were on board the Airbus A350 have been evacuated, Japan Airlines has said. Local TV showed a large eruption of fire and smoke from the side of the Japan Airlines (JAL) plane as it taxied on a runway. A spokesperson at Japan Airlines said the aircraft had departed from Shin-Chitose airport in Hokkaido to Tokyo's Haneda International Airport. One passenger managed to capture the despair taking place inside the plane, as smoke took over the entire cabin.