Japan Airlines crash news LIVE: Five crew ‘unaccounted for on coast guard aircraft’ after it collided with passenger jet which then exploded as it skidded along Tokyo airport runway

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Breaking: Five coast guard members dead after plane collision

Five of the six crew members onboard the coast guard plane are now confirmed dead, Japanese broadcaster NHK reports.

‘It was hell’: Japan Airlines passenger tells of the nightmare onboard the burning plane

Swede Anton Deibe, 17, who was a passenger on the Japan Airlines plane, told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that ‘the entire cabin was filled with smoke within a few minutes.

‘We threw ourselves down on the floor. Then the emergency doors were opened and we threw ourselves at them.

‘The smoke in the cabin stung like hell. It was a hell.’

Deibe, who was travelling with his parents and sister, added: ‘We have no idea where we are going so we just run out into the field. It was chaos.’

epa11053245 A Japan Airline (JAL) passenger plane bursts into flames on the tarmac at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan, 02 January 2024, after its landing. The JAL airplane apparently collided with a Japan Coast Guard plane as it landed. All 379 people on the JAL plane, including 367 passengers and 12 crew members, have been safely evacuated, according to JAL. EPA/JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/

VIDEO: Terrifying scenes inside the burning Japan Airlines plane

A passenger onboard the Japan Airlines jet that collided with a coast guard plane recorded terrifying footage.

A video shows the moment the burning plane touched down on the tarmac as orange smoke surrounds the aircraft.

In another clip passengers can be seen looking around the plane in panic as the cabin fills with smoke.

PICTURED: Blazing inferno after airliner collided with coast guard plane

Dramatic pictures are continuing to emerge showing the scale of the jet plane inferno at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Japan.

Images (see below) show black smoke billowing out from the aircraft as firefighters try to put out the blaze.

All 379 passengers and crews of JAL airplane have been evacuated from the airplane while 5 members of JCG are unaccounted for.

Firefighters work at Haneda International Airport after Japan Airlines' A350 airplane caught on fire, in Tokyo, Japan January 2, 2024. REUTERS/Issei Kato
TOKYO, JAPAN - JANUARY 02: A fire fighting vehicle attempts to extinguish fire of Japan Airlines 516 plane at Haneda Airport on January 2, 2024 in Tokyo, Japan. The airplane collided with a Japan Coast Guard (JCG) aircraft on arrival at Haneda Airport. All 379 passengers and crews of JAL airplane have been evacuated from the airplane while 5 members of JCG are unaccounted for. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)
In this image made from video, a Japan Airlines plane is on fire on the runway of Haneda airport on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024 in Tokyo, Japan. (NTV via AP)
TOKYO, JAPAN - JANUARY 02: Japan Airlines Flight 516 plane in flames at Haneda Airport on January 2, 2024 in Tokyo, Japan. The airplane collided with a Japan Coast Guard (JCG) aircraft on arrival at Haneda Airport. All 379 passengers and crews of JAL airplane have been evacuated from the airplane while 5 members of JCG are unaccounted for. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

Coastguard plane involved in plane collision was delivering aid for earthquake survivors

The Japanese Coast Guard has confirmed that the collision involved one of its planes that was headed to Niigata airport on Japan’s west coast to deliver aid to those caught up in the powerful earthquake.

A spokesperson at Japan Airlines, the other plane involved, said its aircraft had departed from Shin-Chitose airport on the northern island of Hokkaido.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida instructed relevant agencies to coordinate to assess the damage swiftly and provide information to the public, according to his office.

Haneda has closed all runways following the incident, a spokesperson for the airport said.

A large airliner carrying 379 passengers exploded today at an airport near Tokyo after colliding with a coastguard plane as it came into land, Japanese media reported.

A Japan Airlines spokesperson reportedly told NHK that all 379 passengers aboard the aircraft at the time of the explosion were successfully evacuated from the stricken plane.

There has been no official confirmation of casualties or injured, but a successful evacuation of all passengers and crew would be a truly miraculous feat given the blaze completely gutted the plane and melted through huge chunks of its bodywork.

Fire crews were deployed to the scene immediately, with footage from Japanese broadcaster NHK showing how firefighters were desperately trying to extinguish the flames with multiple hoses.

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Terrifying moment airliner is engulfed by flames after colliding with another plane

This is the terrifying moment a Japanese Airline jet is engulfed in a raging inferno as it sits on the runway at Haneda Airport, in Ota City, Tokyo.

Flames can be seen pouring out of the passenger windows.

One horrific clip showed the flames licking from the airliner’s windows and doors as smouldering debris fell from the fuselage onto the tarmac, while another showed passengers sprinting along the runway to escape the blaze.

RECAP: What we know so far about the Japan airliner inferno

If you are just joining us now, here is a recap of what we know so far:

  • Japan airlines jet collided with a coastguard plane as it came into land
  • Shocking footage showed airliner engulfed in raging inferno on runway at Haneda Airport, in Ota City, Tokyo
  • Miraculously all 379 passengers on the airliner were successfully evacuated
  • Five crew members on the coastguard plane are reportedly unaccounted for
  • There has been no official confirmation of casualties or injured

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