Japan Airlines A350 Engulfed In Flames Following Collision

January 2, 2024

TOKYO, 2 JAN | A 2.3-year-old Japan Airlines Airbus A350-900 with registration JA13XJ collided with a Japanese Coast Guard Dash 8 aircraft today upon its landing at Tokyo Haneda Airport. The A350 soon was engulfed in flames, and skidded to the runway threshold.

As of now, all 379 passengers and crew have successfully evacuated the A350, which was operating flight JL516 from Sapporo (CTS) to Tokyo (HND). However, the coast guard aircraft which was carrying 6 people was completely destroyed and at the time of writing, only 1 of the crew have been rescued with injuries, while the fate of the remaining 5 is unknown.

The cause of the accident is still unknown. This is also the first hull loss of an Airbus A350 since its debut in 2015.

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