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Japan Airlines plane in flames and 5 coast guard crew dead after crash

Posted on AllSides January 2nd, 2024
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A Japan Airlines passenger jet caught fire Tuesday on the runway at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport after colliding with a coast guard plane.

Video footage showed the Airbus A350 burning as it moved along the runway before becoming engulfed after it came to a standstill. Rescuers were seen extinguishing the fire.

All 367 passengers and 12 crew members escaped the passenger plane, Flight 516, although 17 people were injured, Tokyo’s fire department said. The plane had been flying from Sapporo in northern Japan to Tokyo.

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