SAFETY Safety-related information

A summary of past safety troubles and measures

FY2017

Serious Incident

  • Return to origin after take-off of JAL flight 006 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).

Return to origin after take-off of JAL flight 006 case.

Outline

On September 5, JAL Flight 006 (Tokyo, Haneda - New York.JFK) experienced left engine trouble during take-off from runway 34R. Flight crew shut down the engine and declared emergency situation to Air Traffic Controller then turned back to Haneda airport.
After an engine inspection revealed that several parts of the rear body of the engine including low pressure turbines were damaged. Consequently, the case was classified today as a Serious Incident by Japan Civil Aviation Bureau, 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.