At least five people were killed when a passenger plane collided with a Coast Guard aircraft at Tokyo’s Haneda airport, killing at least five people. The accident happened around Tuesday evening local time. This information was reported by the British media BBC.
It said five people on board the Coast Guard aircraft were killed. The plane was carrying relief for the victims of the recent powerful earthquake in Japan.
The country’s state broadcaster NHK reported, citing local authorities. The Japan Airlines passenger plane collided with a Japanese Coast Guard aircraft on the runway after landing at Haneda Airport.
Video footage broadcast by NHK showed the Japan Airlines plane bursting into flames shortly after colliding with an aircraft parked on the runway. At this time, flames and smoke can be seen coming out of the window of the aircraft.
According to media reports, Japan Airlines flight JAL-516, which caught fire, had taken off from Hokkaido Airport with 400 passengers on board. It crashed while landing at Haneda Airport.
It is Japan’s worst plane crash since 1985. It is the deadliest plane crash in Japan since 1985. At that time a passenger plane crashed in Gunma area killing 520 passengers.