Crews at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport are removing the wreckage of a Japan Airlines (JAL) plane that collided with a Coast Guard aircraft during landing on Tuesday. All 379 people on the JAL aircraft escaped, but five of the Coast Guard crew members died. Excavators are dismantling the Airbus A350’s wing, and officials aim to complete wreckage removal by January 7. The cockpit voice recorder from the JAL plane is yet to be retrieved, while both recorders from the Coast Guard aircraft have been recovered. The runway is expected to reopen on January 8. Tokyo police are investigating possible professional negligence, and U.S. aviation safety officials will assist in analyzing recorders. The incident is viewed as a test for how modern carbon-composite airplanes handle catastrophic fires.
Source – CGTN