Runway incursion Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-8-315Q MPA JA722A,
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Date:Tuesday 2 January 2024
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8C model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-315Q MPA
Owner/operator:Japan Coast Guard
Registration: JA722A
MSN: 656
Year of manufacture:2007
Engine model:PWC PW123E
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT) -   Japan
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT)
Destination airport:Niigata Airport (KIJ/RJSN)
Investigating agency: JTSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Japan Airlines flight JL516, an Airbus A350-941 (JA13XJ), collided with a Japan Coast Guard DHC-8-315Q MPA aircraft (JA722A) on the runway at Tokyo-Haneda Airport.

The DHC-8, which was on its way to transport supplies to Niigata in response to the Noto Peninsula earthquake which happened the day before, had taxied onto runway 34R via taxiway C5 as JL516 was on final approach.
After touching down, the A350 struck the DHC-8. The nose section of the A350 suffered severe damage. The Airbus slid over the runway for about 1700 meters, until it veered to the right, coming to stop next to the runway just before the intersection with C11, and a fire erupted in both aircraft.
All occupants of the A350 evacuated safely via L1, R1 and L4 doors. One passenger suffered injury of crack(s) in rib(s), another one a bruise, the third people a sprain. 12 others also sent to hospital due to feeling unwell. Another passenger's bone bruise on shin bone was reported a month later.
The captain of the DHC-8 Japan Coast Guard aircraft also survived with severe burn injuries. The remaining crew of five were killed in the accident.

Communications released by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism indicate that JL516 had been cleared to land on runway 34R. JA722A had been instructed to hold short on taxiway C5. This instruction was read back correctly, however, the survived captain of DHC-8 asserted just after the accident that he had been cleared for takeoff, which is contrary to the ATC record.

Additionally, it appears the stop bar lights for taxiway C5 (and other taxiways) was unserviceable, as per Notam published on December 25: "STOP-BAR-LGT FOR C1 THRU C14-U/S".




JA722A at HND, September 2023 (c) M. van der Voort


Revision history:

02-Jan-2024 09:36 Captain Adam Added
02-Jan-2024 10:07 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Source]
02-Jan-2024 10:13 Aerossurance Updated [Total occupants]
02-Jan-2024 10:50 harro Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
02-Jan-2024 11:34 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Narrative]
02-Jan-2024 11:40 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Phase, Destination airport, Source]
03-Jan-2024 14:57 isamuel Updated [Source, Narrative]
03-Jan-2024 15:03 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Narrative, Photo]
03-Jan-2024 18:38 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Source]
03-Jan-2024 20:45 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Narrative]
04-Jan-2024 10:49 isamuel Updated [Source, Narrative]
19-Jan-2024 15:56 isamuel Updated [Source, Narrative]
02-Feb-2024 11:23 isamuel Updated [Source, Narrative]

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