Plane Explodes in Flames While Landing at Airport in Tokyo

A Japan Airlines plane burst into flames while landing at Haneda Airport in Tokyo shortly before 6 p.m. local time on Tuesday.

Footage on NHK, the public broadcaster, showed the plane on fire as it streaked across a runway. Japan Airlines reported that all 367 passengers and 12 crew members on board had evacuated the plane, NHK said.

The broadcaster reported that the plane, Flight 516, had departed New Chitose Airport in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido and was scheduled to land in Haneda at 5:40 p.m. Live footage after 6 p.m. showed firefighters trying to contain flames pouring out of the fuselage on the left side of the plane, as well as from the top of the plane.

The plane had collided with a Japan Coast Guard aircraft, the broadcaster reported.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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