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Emergency unfolds as Japan Airlines plane catches fire during landing

January 02, World (LNW): In a dramatic incident at Tokyo’s Haneda airport, a Japan Airlines plane caught fire upon landing on Tuesday (02) evening, Japan’s NHK reported.

Shocking footage aired on NHK revealed flames emanating from the windows and beneath the aircraft, with the runway itself also set ablaze.

The aircraft, which originated from Sapporo, reportedly collided with a coast guard plane during the landing. Fortunately, all 379 passengers and crew on board were safely evacuated, as confirmed by the airline, according to NHK.

Japan Airlines is currently evaluating the extent of the damage, and the affected flight, Japan Airlines Flight 516, had departed from New Chitose airport at 16:00 local time and was scheduled to arrive at Haneda at 17:40.

The alarming TV footage captured the presence of multiple fire trucks at the scene, working to control the situation as smoke and flames billowed from the aircraft.

The incident has triggered heightened concerns about aviation safety, prompting authorities to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision and subsequent fire.

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