379 passengers rescued from Japan Airlines plane that caught fire on runway at Tokyo airport

A Japan Airlines airplane is on fire after a possible collision with a Coast Guard aircraft with on the runway of Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.

Live footage on public broadcaster NHK shows the plane moving briskly along the runway before an explosion of orange flames bursts from beneath it.

In a statement, Japan Airlines said all 379 passengers who had been on board were safely rescued from the burning plane.

The television footage shows flames coming out of windows and the plane’s nose on the ground as rescue workers spray it.

There is also burning debris on the runway and the airport has been closed.

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