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 Feb 01 2001
 No.

JANUARY 31 NEAR MISS - STATUS REPORT FEBRUARY 1 2001


TIME 0930 HOURS FEB 1

1. CAPTAINS' report: Late last night both captains made their reports about the incident and confirmed that a near miss had occurred. (See separate report, same date)

2. BOTH CAPTAINS confirmed that TCAS anti collision warnings had functioned and both saw each other. (TCAS = Traffic Collision Avoidance System)

3. MINIMUM DISTANCE between the two aircraft was reported as being 10 meters

4. WERE THE AIRCRAFT UNDER AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL DIRECTION?

As this incident is now the subject of an official investigation by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee of the MLIT and the Japanese police we cannot comment.

5. WHAT ABOUT THE VOICE RECORDERS AND FLIGHT RECORDERS? The voice recorders and flight recorders have been removed from the aircraft for investigation

6. INJURED PASSENGER STATUS: January 31 late night

As of last night:

Hospitalised: 9

Sent home after hospital treatment: 18

Treated at airport: 3

Total 30

7. OF THE INJURED - HOW MANY REGARDED AS SERIOUS?

As of late last night, one female passenger in her 50's was regarded as a serious case. Initially, two cabin attendants were thought to be seriously injured too, but after examination their injuries were not as severe as first thought.

8. CABIN ATTENDANTS' CONDITION

All 12 cabin attendants (all female) were injured: four are hospitalised, eight were lightly injured.

9. WAS THE SEAT BELT SIGN ON/OFF?

FLIGHT 907 took off at 15:36. The seat belt sign was switched off at 15:45, 10 minutes after take-off

10. DISTRIBUTION OF INJURIES IN THE CABIN OF JL907

The distribution of injuries was spread throughout the aircraft and was not concentrated in any one cabin. However, the passenger injuries in the forward cabin were lighter than in the other parts of the aircraft.

11. ANY INJURIES ON FLIGHT 958?

NO.

12. CABIN DAMAGE ON 907 - CEILING PANEL DAMAGE

There was damage to ceiling panels in part of the aircraft that appears to be the result of a drink service cart hitting the ceiling.

13. WHAT STATUS IS THE INVESTIGATION OF THIS INCIDENT? In the evening of January 31, this incident was declared an accident under Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) rules and will be investigated by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee of the JCAB, which comes under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation. It is also being investigated by the police.

14. WHAT IS JAL's RECORD ON NEAR MISSES?

We have had no cases for the past two years.

15. WHAT ABOUT COMPENSATION FOR THE INJURED PASSENGERS?

We are now considering appropriate compensation. We will visit the injured in hospital and also contact those who have gone home. Any final compensation amount(s) may be related to the outcome of the official accident investigation but we have every intention of treating everybody fairly and sincerely.

16. WHAT DOES JAL FEEL ABOUT RESPONSIBILTY AND/OR LIABILITY?

We will have to wait for the result of the official investigation. However, we very much regret that some of our customers were injured on one of our flights and we will take every possible action to prevent any future reoccurrence.

Ref: 907qa.doc

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