SAFETY Safety-related information

A summary of past safety troubles and measures

FY2018

Aircraft Accident

  • Cabin attendant injured due to the turbulence on JL514

Aircraft Accident

Fatal or serious injury of an person as a result of the operation of an aircraft, or an aircraft crash, collision or fire, as classified by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).

Cabin attendant injured due to the turbulence on JL514

Outline

On June 24, 2018, a cabin attendant on JL514 (from New Chitose Airport to Tokyo International Airport) fell and sustained a bone fracture when encountering turbulence during cruise. None of passengers onboard was injured.

Investigation into the cause

Japan Transport Safety Board, MLIT is investigating the cause of the incident. JAL is providing full cooperation with the investigations.

Serious Incident

  • Return to origin after take-off of JAL flight 632 case.
  • Runway incursion by another aircrafts before landing of RAC804

Serious Incident

An incident involving circumstances indicating that there was a high probability of an accident, such as overrunning, emergency evacuation, fire or smoke inside the cabin and abnormal depressurization, encountering abnormal weather conditions, etc, as classified by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).

Return to origin after take-off of JAL flight 632 case.

Outline

On May 24, 2018, Japan Airlines flight JL632 (Kumamoto Airport bound for Tokyo International Airport) experienced left engine trouble while climbing after takeoff and returned to Kumamoto Airport. Furthermore, parts belonging to the affected engine appearing to have fallen from the aircraft were discovered in the town of Mashiki in the Kamimashiki District of Kumamoto Prefecture. After landing, the plane underwent inspection, in which the rear part of the engine turbine was confirmed to be damaged, and was recognized as a “Serious Incident” on May 24 by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB), part of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).

Investigation into the cause

Japan Transport Safety Board, MLIT is investigating the cause of the incident. JAL is providing full cooperation with the investigations.

Runway incursion by another aircrafts before landing of RAC804

Outline

On June 14, 2018, two Japan Air Self-Defense Force aircrafts entered the runway before RAC 804(Miyako Aiirport bound for Naha Airport) landing at Naha Airport. As a result, landing permission of RAC 804 was cancelled. Subsequently RAC 804 landed with a new landing permission.None of the passengers or crew was injured. This case was rated as a "Serious Incident" by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) because it corresponded to a "situation prescribed in Civil Aeronautics Law Enforcement Regulations Article 166 Paragraph 4 (Serious Incident)."

Investigation into the cause

Japan Transport Safety Board, MLIT is investigating the cause of the incident. JAL is providing full cooperation with the investigations.