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TOKYO & LONDON, Jan. 2, 2024

From our Overseas Bureaus

The cabin crew of Japan Airlines’ aircraft that collided with another plane and burst into flames at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport did an “incredible job” by quickly evacuating all 367 passengers, an expert said today. Thus, highlighting the importance of training.

All 379 people on J.A.L. Flight 516, including eight children under the age of two, were safely evacuated from the burning passenger plane, according to the airline.

However, five people on the second aircraft, flight MA-722, a Bombardier DHC8-300, operated by the Japan Coast Guard, were killed in the rare aviation accident in Japan. Captain of Japan Coast Guard’s plane escaped but was severely injured.

The J.A.L. plane was arriving from New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido, with collision occurring after it landed on Runway C.

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