Incident at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport: Contact Between Two Passenger Planes

In an unfortunate incident at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Saturday morning, two passenger planes were involved in a contact incident, as reported by local sources. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported in this occurrence.

As a result of the incident, one of the airport’s four runways had to be temporarily closed. The incident took place at approximately 11:00 AM local time. The planes involved were from Thai Airways and Taiwan’s Eva Airways. They came into close contact on the runway, which resulted in the wing of the Thai Airways plane getting chipped.

A passenger on board the Eva Airways flight, quoted by The Japan Times, mentioned that there was an “impact” while their plane was waiting for departure. They further added that part of the Thai Airways plane’s wing was chipped.

Footage aired by NHK, a broadcasting station, displayed the two passenger planes on the ground. It was evident from the footage that a section of the Thai Airways plane’s wing appeared to be broken, with the chipped parts visible on the ground.

According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, the Thai Airways plane had approximately 260 people on board, while the Eva Airways aircraft carried around 200 passengers. Other flights, including those operated by Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways (ANA), reportedly experienced delays due to the incident.

Authorities are likely to conduct investigations to determine the cause of the incident and take appropriate measures to prevent such occurrences in the future. Safety remains of paramount importance in the aviation industry, and incidents like these highlight the significance of stringent protocols and continuous efforts to ensure the well-being of passengers and crew.

We extend our gratitude that no injuries were reported, and we hope for a swift resolution to the situation.