SAFETY Safety-related information

A summary of past safety troubles and measures

FY2019

Serious Incident

  • Runway incursion by another aircraft before landing of JTA212

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 JTA212

Outline

On July 21, 2019, while Japan Transocean Air (JTA) flight 212(Kumejima-Naha) was approaching Naha Airport, another aircraft enterd the runway, which was instructed by the Tower to hold short of the runway. Then JTA212 was instructed to go-around by the Tower and 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.