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FY2021 Safety troubles and measures

A summary of past safety troubles and measures

FY2021

Aircraft Accident

  • Cabin attendant aboard JL669 injured due to shaking of aircraft
  • Passenger aboard JL2326 injured due to shaking of aircraft

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 aboard JL669 injured due to shaking of aircraft

Outline

A cabin attendant aboard JL669 (from Tokyo International Airport to Oita Airport) on March 26, 2022 fell and suffered a sacral fracture due to sudden turbulence during cruising. The case was classified as an aircraft accident by the JCAB, MLIT on March 28, 2022. None of the passengers were injured.

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.

Passenger aboard JL2326 injured due to shaking of aircraft

Outline

A passenger aboard JL2326 (from Konotori Tajima Airport to Osaka International Airport) operated by JAC on February 15, 2022 suffered a compression fracture of the second lumbar vertebra from a very hard fall due to sudden turbulence during cruising. On April 12, 2022, the case was classified as an aircraft accident by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB), MLIT.

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.

Serious Incident

  • Runway incursion on landing runway of JL3653

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 on landing runway of JL3653

Outline

On January 8, 2022, flight JL3653 (from Fukuoka Airport to Kagoshima Airport) operated by JAC was approaching the runway after being cleared for landing when another aircraft, which had been instructed to hold short of the runway, entered the runway. JL3653 immediately performed Go Around in accordance with instructions of air traffic control (ACT), continued flying according to their instructions, and landed after receiving landing clearance. On January 8, 2022, the case was classified as a serious incident by the JCAB. None of the passengers or crew members were injured.

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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