Accident Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner JA891A, Wednesday 20 March 2024
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Date:Wednesday 20 March 2024
Time:16:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B789 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Owner/operator:All Nippon Airways - ANA
Registration: JA891A
MSN: 40751/550
Year of manufacture:2017
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 207
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:55 km S of Tokyo/Narita International Airport (NRT/RJAA) -   Japan
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Los Angeles International Airport (LAX/KLAX), CA, USA
Destination airport:Tokyo/Narita International Airport (NRT/RJAA), Japan
Investigating agency: JTSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
All Nippon Airways' flight ANH/NH5 from Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo/Narita, Japan, a Boeing 787-9, suffered a serious damage to the right forward fuselage by lightning strikes at an altitude of 5000 feet and 55 km south of Narita while approach. The aircraft continued to Narita where a safe landing was carried out. There were no personal injuries.
On 3rd April, JTSB launched an investigation as an aircraft accident since the damage was assessed to be susbtantial.


METAR reports at Narita around the accident time (07:15 UTC):
RJAA 200700Z 03006KT 9999 FEW030 BKN140 09/04 Q0993 TEMPO 36015G25KT RMK 2CU030 7AC140 A2932=
RJAA 200730Z 02009KT 9999 FEW030 BKN070 BKN/// 10/03 Q0993 TEMPO 36015G25KT RMK 1CU030 5AC070 A2934=
RJAA 200800Z 35012KT 9999 VCSH FEW030 SCT150 BKN/// 10/01 Q0993 TEMPO FM0900 32016G28KT RMK 1CU030 3AC150 A2935=



Revision history:

09-Apr-2024 15:00 isamuel Added
09-Apr-2024 15:00 ASN Updated [Narrative]
09-Apr-2024 15:02 ASN Updated

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