Japan plane crash: Terrifying footage from INSIDE the burning Japan Airlines plane shows


This is the moment a large airliner carrying 379 passengers touched down as smoke filled the cabin at an airport near Tokyo, after it crashed into a coastguard plane as it came into land. 

The Japan Airlines jet was engulfed in a raging inferno as it sat on the runway at Haneda Airport, in Ota City, Tokyo, today, with gouts of flame seen pouring out of the passenger windows. 

New footage taken from inside the plane shows passengers panicking as smoke fills the cabin. Several can be seen with masks and rags over their mouth in an effort to limit the amount of smoke they inhale, while others can be heard crying out in fear. 

Another new clip showed smoke pouring out of the side of the plane as it touches down on the runway of Haneda Airport, the busiest in the country, which saw over 26.5 million passengers in 2021. 

Images from the scene showed how the passenger escape slide protruding from one of the airliner’s doors was set ablaze as more flames burned within the cabin. 

Haneda Airport has closed all its runways following the shock crash, a spokesperson said, while a Japan Airlines spokesperson told local media that all 379 passengers and crew aboard the aircraft – a two-year-old Airbus A-350 – at the time of the explosion were successfully evacuated from the stricken plane.

Several can be seen with masks and rags over their mouth in an effort to limit the amount of smoke they inhale, while others can be heard crying out in fear

Smoke quickly filled the cabin on the flight, which crashed into a coastguard plane at Haneda Airport

Smoke quickly filled the cabin on the flight, which crashed into a coastguard plane at Haneda Airport

Shocking footage showed the Japan Airlines jet engulfed in a raging inferno as it sat on the runway at Haneda Airport, in Ota City, Tokyo, with gouts of flame seen pouring out of the passenger windows

Shocking footage showed the Japan Airlines jet engulfed in a raging inferno as it sat on the runway at Haneda Airport, in Ota City, Tokyo, with gouts of flame seen pouring out of the passenger windows

Fire crews were deployed to the scene immediately, with footage showing firefighters desperately trying to extinguish the flames with multiple hoses

Fire crews were deployed to the scene immediately, with footage showing firefighters desperately trying to extinguish the flames with multiple hoses

A tower of smoke billowed out of the burning wreckage of the plane at Haneda Airport

A tower of smoke billowed out of the burning wreckage of the plane at Haneda Airport

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

The number of people injured during the flight, and subsequent fire, on the plane, which travelled to Haneda Airport from New Chitose Airport in Sapporo, on the northern island of Hokkaido, leaving at 16:00 local time (07:00 GMT), is not currently known. 

A coastguard official confirmed a coastguard plane, a 16-year-old Bombardier Dash 8, was involved in the incident, with NHK reporting one crewmember had escaped that plane but five others remained unaccounted for. 

The coastguard plane is understood to have been waiting to depart to Niigata, roughly 160 miles away from Tokyo, to deliver aid following the New Years Day Earthquake that has so far killed at least 48. 

The crash broke the nose gear of the Airbus carrying the passengers, and the right-hand engine continued to run as everyone was evacuated. 

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

The terrifying incident came just one day after a brutal 7.6 magnitude earthquake devastated huge swathes of Japan‘s west coast, killing dozens of people and levelling tens of thousands of homes.

A Japan Airline (JAL) passenger plane bursts into flames on the tarmac at Haneda Airport

A Japan Airline (JAL) passenger plane bursts into flames on the tarmac at Haneda Airport 

The plane crashed into a coastguard plane that is understood to have been carrying aid supplies to help people affected by the New Year's Day earthquake

The plane crashed into a coastguard plane that is understood to have been carrying aid supplies to help people affected by the New Year’s Day earthquake

Haneda Airport has grounded all flights in order to properly deal with the shock crash

Haneda Airport has grounded all flights in order to properly deal with the shock crash 

A large airliner carrying 367 passengers exploded today at an airport near Tokyo after colliding with a coastguard plane as it came into land, Japanese media reported

A large airliner carrying 367 passengers exploded today at an airport near Tokyo after colliding with a coastguard plane as it came into land, Japanese media reported

A Japanese Airlines plane caught fire at Tokyo's Haneda Airport after colliding with a coastguard aircraft

A Japanese Airlines plane caught fire at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport after colliding with a coastguard aircraft

The evacuation ramp is engulfed in flames

The evacuation ramp is engulfed in flames

A brutal blaze quickly spread throughout the plane

A brutal blaze quickly spread throughout the plane 

Smouldering debris can be seen falling from the fuselage onto the tarmac

Smouldering debris can be seen falling from the fuselage onto the tarmac 

Footage taken aboard another plane shows the inferno below

Footage taken aboard another plane shows the inferno below

A Japan Airlines plane is on fire on the runway of Tokyo's Haneda airport on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024. (Kyodo News via AP)

A Japan Airlines plane is on fire on the runway of Tokyo’s Haneda airport on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024. (Kyodo News via AP)

A coast guard official at Haneda Airport, one of the world’s busiest, said they were ‘checking details’.

‘It’s not clear if there was a collision. But it is certain that our plane is involved,’ he told AFP. Another spokesperson told Japanese media that their MA-722 aircraft might have collided with the JAL flight on the runway.

NHK reported that one member of the crew from the coastguard plane escaped but the remaining five are unaccounted for. 

The television footage showed flames coming out of windows and the plane’s nose on the ground as rescue workers sprayed it with several water hoses. There was also burning debris on the runway.

More than 70 fire engines were being deployed to the scene to extinguish the raging inferno, NHK reported.

Haneda is one of the busiest airports in Japan, and many people travel over the New Year holidays. 

Japan has not suffered a serious commercial aviation accident in decades.

Its worst ever was in 1985, when a JAL jumbo jet flying from Tokyo to Osaka crashed in central Gunma region, killing 520 passengers and crew.

That disaster was one of the world’s deadliest plane crashes involving a single flight.

Firefighters rushed to the scene to extinguish the flames

Firefighters rushed to the scene to extinguish the flames

The blaze lit up the night sky at Haneda airport

The blaze lit up the night sky at Haneda airport

Both the passenger plane and the coastguard plane caught alight amid the collision

Both the passenger plane and the coastguard plane caught alight amid the collision

An image taken within the airport terminal shows the fire outside on the runway

An image taken within the airport terminal shows the fire outside on the runway

The runway is seen ablaze in this picture

The runway is seen ablaze in this picture

A huge inferno is seen engulfing the plane in this footage

A huge inferno is seen engulfing the plane in this footage

Travellers look on in shock and despair as the plane burns on the runway

Travellers look on in shock and despair as the plane burns on the runway



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