A 367-seater aircraft operated by Japan Airlines collides with another aircraft.

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Tuesday at Haneda airport in Tokyo, a Japan Airlines aircraft carrying at least 367 passengers was reported to have caught fire on a runway following a potential collision with a Coast Guard aircraft, according to Nippon TV. A 367-seater aircraft operated by Japan Airlines collides with another aircraft.

Flames emanated from the windows of Japan Airlines flight JL516, an Airbus A350, as it descended the tarmac. At the same time, fire personnel frantically attempted to extinguish the blaze, as captured on live footage by public broadcaster NHK. According to preliminary reports, rescue operations were in progress as the aircraft was engulfed in flames. 

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The Coast Guard stated that an investigation was underway into the likelihood that a passenger jet collided with one of its aircraft.

On the runway of Tokyo-Haneda Airport, Japan Airlines flight JL516, an Airbus A350, collided with a Coast Guard aircraft. Although the aircraft is engulfed in flames, rescue efforts are in progress. Flickr account: pic.twitter.com/BygfKxZBgh

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The aircraft, which took off from Shin-Chitose airport in Hokkaido, was transporting more than 300 passengers, according to a Japan Airlines spokesperson. 

Our Japanese acquaintance has reported another tragedy.

Flames engulf a Japan Airlines aircraft on the runway of Haneda Airport in Tokyo.

Pray and hope for the passengers’ safety.