Japan again! Planes collide on runway Hokkaido Airport has 289 passengers.

Japan again! Planes collided on the runway of New Chitose Airport In Hokkaido, there were 289 passengers.

On January 16, 2024, foreign news agencies reported that An accident occurred when a Korean Air plane collided with a Cathay Pacific plane at New Chitose Airport. On the island of Hokkaido in northern Japan. In the evening at approximately 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, local time.

With over 289 passengers and crew on board the Korean Air plane, the Cathay Pacific plane that arrived had no passengers, as reported by NHK. The fire department confirmed the absence of any fire, and as of now, there have been no reported injuries. The snowy conditions in the region have led to the cancellation of more than 46 flights at the airport today alone.

A pre-crash statement from the airport indicated: “New Chitose Airport is facing flight delays and cancellations today due to heavy snow. Please check with your airline for details.”

Previously, on January 2, 2024, Japan had just had a serious accident. Japan Airlines (JAL) Flight 516 collided with a Japanese Coast Guard plane on the same runway. At Haneda Airport in Tokyo, This caused both planes to catch fire. And 5 crew members on the Coast Guard plane died, and one pilot survived but was seriously injured. All 379 passengers and crew aboard the Japan Airlines plane were safe. Able to evacuate from the plane in time.

By the time the plane came to a standstill, it was engulfed by flames as rescuers rushed to evacuate all the passengers. Five coastguard crew members were killed in the collision. The pilot survived but was in a serious condition.

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