A Japan Airways passenger jet was engulfed in flames on the runway at Tokyo’s Haneda Worldwide Airport after reportedly being concerned in a collision with one other plane.

Safety digital camera footage confirmed a ball of flames exploding into the evening sky because the plane touched down.

JAL Flight 516 hit a smaller airplane because it touched down, reportedly a turbo-prop Embraer DHC8-315 being operated by the Japan Coast Guard.

All 379 of the passengers and crew had been safely evacuated.

Tv footage has proven the passenger plane on the runway with its nostril wheel collapsed and flames and smoke coming from the fuselage and the engines. A piece of the runway was additionally on hearth.

The plane had taken off from New Chitose Airport outdoors Sapporo in Hokkaido certain for Tokyo.

A section of the runway also caught fire

A piece of the runway additionally caught hearth – REUTERS

Tv photos confirmed the entrance emergency escape slides deployed however no slides to the rear of the plane.

Greater than 70 hearth engines have been deployed, NHK reported.

It additionally reported that the coast guard plane had a crew of six and that one individual was in a position to escape the crash. There is no such thing as a additional details about the opposite crew members.

The coast guard airplane had been getting ready to take off to ship aid help to folks affected by Monday’s earthquake in central Japan.

The aircraft continued to burn fiercely

The plane continued to burn fiercely

A video clip taken by a passenger aboard the JAL jet confirmed flames on the wings because it went down the runway after the collision. One other clip confirmed white smoke within the cabin as passengers ready to evacuate.

At 7pm native time (10am GMT), the plane was nonetheless burning fiercely, with the nostril and tail sections collapsed onto the runway. Flights into and out of Haneda have been suspended.

Japan has not suffered a critical business aviation accident in many years.

Its worst was in 1985, when a JAL jumbo jet flying from Tokyo to Osaka crashed within the central Gunma area, killing 520 passengers and crew.

It was was one of many world’s deadliest airplane crashes involving a single flight.

The prime minister’s workplace in Japan has arrange a disaster administration centre to coordinate the response to the crash. The investigation is anticipated to give attention to how the 2 plane had been on the runway on the similar time.

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