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Japan Airways fireplace: 12 Australians on-board aircraft that caught fireplace

A dozen Australians had been on-board a fiery aircraft crash after two jets collided at Tokyo’s predominant airport, a senior minister has revealed.

Stunning photos have made headlines worldwide after a passenger jet went up in flames after it collided with a Japan Coast Guard aircraft at Haneda airport, one of many busiest on the earth.

Anthony Albanese confirmed that 12 Australians had been on-board the aircraft that went up in flames.

“We perceive that there have been 12 Australians on-board that Japan Airways flight however all of these persons are protected and accounted for,” the Prime Minister informed reporters on Wednesday.

“Nonetheless, any Australians in want of emergency consular help ought to contact the Australian authorities’s 24-hour consular emergency centre.”

Whereas all 379 passengers and crew on-board the Japan Airways aircraft escaped with their lives after being evacuated, tragically 5 of the six crew on-board the smaller aircraft died, based on Japanese Transport Minister Tetsuo Saito.

It’s believed the surviving crew member was the aircraft’s captain.

Video posted on social media exhibits that it was a detailed name for passengers and crew on the passenger jet, with folks sliding down an inflatable emergency slide because the aircraft goes up in flames behind it.

Hearth crews tried to extinguish the blaze earlier than your entire aircraft was engulfed in flames.

The smaller aircraft was certain for central Japan to ship provides after the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that occurred on Monday, whereas the passenger jet had arrived from Sapporo on the northern island of Hokkaido.

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida praised these killed within the blaze who had been on their manner to assist earthquake victims.

“These had been staff who had a excessive sense of mission and accountability for the affected areas. It’s very regrettable,” he informed reporters.

“I specific my respect and gratitude to their sense of mission.”

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