Tokyo airport crash – level 3

05-01-2024 07:00

A Japan Airlines Airbus A350-900 collided with a coastguard plane at Tokyo’s Haneda airport, resulting in a miraculous escape for all 379 passengers and 12 crew members.

The coastguard plane’s five out of six occupants perished. The collision occurred on the runway and caused the commercial jet to burst into flames. Despite the chaos, passengers evacuated through inflatable slides, with some sustaining minor injuries. Witnesses and experts marveled at the successful evacuation, calling it a miracle. Investigations are underway to determine the cause, focusing on communication between air traffic control and the planes.

The coastguard plane was on a relief mission to aid earthquake victims. The incident prompted the suspension of domestic flights at the airport.

Difficult words: perish (to die, especially violently or suddenly), marvel (to wonder), suspension (stopping something from happening or continuing).

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