- By Chie Kobayashi & & Joel Guinto
- BBC News, Japan and Singapore
Pilots of a Japanese airplane that hit a smaller sized airplane at Tokyo Haneda Airport were originally unaware that their jet got on fire.
It was a steward that educated them of the cabin fire, a Japan Airlines representative told the BBC.
After that, the emptying of all 379 aboard Japan Airlines Flight 516 waged life-saving accuracy.
Five of 6 individuals aboard the smaller sized coastguard airplane, a Bombardier Dash -8, passed away.
“Right after the plane touched down, the pilot felt a sudden shock, and lost control to stay in the runway. A fire took place but the pilots didn’t recognise it in the beginning and learned about it [through the] cabin attendant,” the …