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FY2021 Safety troubles and measures

A summary of past safety troubles and measures

FY2021

Serious Incident

  • Runway incursion by another aircraft before landing of JAL flight 3653 case

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).

Runway incursion by another aircraft before landing of JAL flight 3653 case

Outline

On January 8, 2022, while Japan Airlines flight JL3653(Fukuoka-Kagoshima, operated by Japan Air Commuter) was approaching Kagoshima Airport after receiving landing permission from ATC(Air Traffic Control) , another aircraft crossed the stop line and entered the runway. Then JL3653 was instructed to go-around by ATC and landed with a new landing permission. Neither of the passengers or crew were 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 Group is providing full cooperation with the investigations.

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